Thursday , 17 January 2019

Foreign Affairs

Taliban officials claim that Pakistan has been pressurizing them over Afghan peace talks

Taliban officials claim that Pakistan has been pressurizing them over Afghan peace talks

The arrest of a senior Taliban leader in Peshawar this week underlines a push by the government in Islamabad to pressure the insurgents to open talks with the Afghan government, Taliban officials claimed. Hafez Mohibullah, a senior military commander who has been closely involved in talks with the United States, was arrested in Peshawar, close to the border with Afghanistan, …

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Lot of room to improve Pakistan China trade

Pak-China mutual trade has great potential to grow further Ambassador of China to Pakistan Yao Jing has said that that mutual trade can be enhanced through people to people direct contact. Businessmen of both the countries should play their role to further increase bilateral trade. He said that good trade policies, low rate of taxes, tax incentives and business-friendly environment …

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Turkey gives warm welcome to PM Khan

Turkey gives warm welcome to PM Khan

Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Turkey on two-day official visit on the invitation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. PM Khan was warmly received by Governor Konya Cüneyit Orhan Toprak and Pakistan Ambassador M. Syrus Sajjad Qazi at Airport. During his visit, he will discuss bilateral relations including regional and international issues with the Turkish president. The prime minister …

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Poor sales due to US China trade spat

Poor sales due to US China trade spat

Hong Kong retail sales growth slowed in November, and dampened sentiment from the trade tensions between U.S. and China is partly to blame, the government said. Retail sales value rose 1.4 percent from a year earlier in November, the slowest growth since June 2017, according to the Census and Statistics Department on Thursday. Retail volume rose 1.2 percent, which was …

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China’s Xi tells Trump to work on cooperation for mutual gains

Cooperation best for both China and US, Xi tells Trump History shows that cooperation is the best choice for both China and the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping told US President Donald Trump in a congratulatory message on Tuesday to mark 40 years since the establishment of diplomatic ties. The two countries agreed last month to a 90-day temporary …

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Will Trump admit defeat in government shutdown?

Will Trump admit defeat in government shutdown?

US president uses Fox News interview to blame Democrats for impasse as partial closure stretches into New Year’s Eve Donald Trump is “ready, willing and able” to negotiate an end to the partial government shutdown that stretched into its 10th day on New Year’s Eve. Trump was set to tell Fox News in a year-end TV interview due to be broadcast on Monday …

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Saudi finance minster comfortable with oil price

Saudi Arabia ‘comfortable’ with oil prices, finance minister says Mohammed al-Jadaan says the kingdom wants to be ‘disciplined, efficient and pro-growth’ after budget announcement. Saudi Arabia’s Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan has said he is not concerned about current oil prices affecting spending plans in 2019 as money from an anti-corruption drive will bring in billions of dollars. Jadaan told Reuters news agency on …

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Pakistan to host princes from Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia

Pakistan to host princes from Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will visit Pakistan in February next year, Federal Minister for Interior Fawad Chaudhry said on Thursday. “According to tentative details, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will visit Pakistan in January, 2019,” Fawad said while addressing a news briefing. “The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman will visit the …

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Taliban , US talks facilitated by Pakistan to help bring regional peace

Taliban , US talks facilitated by Pakistan to help bring regional peace

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday highlighted the part Pakistan is playing in the negotiations between the United States and the Afghan Taliban — a round of which were held in the UAE a day earlier. The prime minister, in a tweet from his official Twitter account, reiterated that his government will do all they can to “further the peace process” and end …

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