Archive for November, 2013
EU regrets about not signing Association Agreement with Ukraine that is the widest offer of partnership for the states that are not members of the European Union, President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy said. “The offer of signing the most ambitious agreement the European Union has ever offered to a non-Member State is […]
Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhammad Nawaz Sharif will visit Kabul on Saturday to meet Afghan President Hamid Karzai and members of the High Peace Council to discuss bilateral ties and peace process following the pull out of
Egyptian ambassador to Ankara Abdurrahman Salahaddin has left Turkey after he was declared persona non grata. On Nov.23, 2013 the Egyptian
NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Europe General Philip Breedlove says KFOR at this point did not plan to reduce the number of its troops from Kosovo. NATO is committed to supporting the agreement between Belgrade
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Friday welcomed the results of the Eastern Partnership Summit which ended today in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius. “The Vilnius Summit is a defining moment in the European Union’s relationship with Eastern European partners. I congratulate Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova
Malian soldiers opened fire on demonstrators in the troubled northern city of Kidal Thursday, residents said, wounding five people in an altercation that highlighted tensions over the country’s new government.
Slovenia is pushing for NATO to extend its membership in the Western Balkans, Defence Minister Roman Jakicas said on Thursday. Jakic said that the stability of the Western Balkans was a strategic point for Slovenia.
The European Union (EU) on Friday signed association agreements with Georgia and Moldova, but failed to ink a landmark deal with Ukraine in its drive to boost ties with six ex-Soviet states, according to news reports reaching here.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will pay an official visit to Moldova in early December, the State Department said on Wednesday. He will be the first secretary of State to visit Moldova in more than twenty years.
Georgia and Moldova have initialed the Association Agreements with the European Union before he start of EU Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius on Thursday.
Relations between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia are on the upswing, Bosnian Foreign Minister Zlatko Lagumdžija has said.
The European Union told Ukraine on Thursday its rejection of a free-trade deal in favour of closer ties with Russia would risk its economic future, as EU leaders prepared for what is likely to be a fraught meeting with President
European Union Eastern Partnership Summit will get underway Thursday in Lithuanian capital city Vilnius.
The Commission proposed yesterday to allow visa-free travel to the Schengen area for Moldovan citizens holding a biometric passport. This proposal builds on the successful implementation by the Republic of Moldova of all the
Turkish Ambassador to Egypt Hussein Avni Botsali arrived in Ankara on November 28 after being declared as persona non grata in the country.
The military strongman who led last year’s military coup in Mali has been arrested and charged with kidnapping, in a bold turnaround for Mali’s civilian government which had previously shied away from
Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang and Romanian President Traian Basescu pledged in Bucharest on Wednesday to boost practical cooperation between their countries. Li, who arrived here Monday, described his visit to Romania as an endeavor to consolidate the two countries’ traditional friendship and promote their practical cooperation.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Armenia on December 2, on a state visit. During his visit Putin will hold talks with Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan.
Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta on Wednesday expressed Bucharest’s support for a bid by Montenegro to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and the European Union (EU).
Georgia’s choice is the European family and this process is irreversible, Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili said on the eve of the Vilnius summit of the Eastern Partnership.
Pakistan on Wednesday named a new army chief, a job seen as the most powerful position in the troubled nuclear-armed nation which has seen three periods of military rule. General Raheel Sharif will take over as head of the 600,000-strong army from General
“Bulgaria fully backs Georgia in the process of association and economic integration with the European Union (EU), as well as in terms of country’s European-Atlantic zeal,” said Bulgarian President Rosen Plevneliev, who met with
The foreign ministers of Turkey and Iran called Nov. 27 for a ceasefire in Syria before peace talks in Geneva scheduled for Jan. 22. “All our efforts are to end the conflict and for a ceasefire if possible, even before the Geneva 2 conference takes place,” Iranian
The Russian government asked Ukraine to consider delaying signing an Association Agreement with the EU to conduct further talks, said Ukrainan PM Mykola Azarov.
Ukrainian Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said Wednesday his country would continue to work toward European integration even as Kiev has suspended talks on a landmark deal with the European Union (EU).
Ukraine said on Tuesday it would not let itself become an East-West ‘battleground’ and its president declared he would attend an EU summit to explain why Kiev had turned down a landmark trade deal in favor of closer cooperation with Moscow.
Qusay al-Siheil, Iraqi First Deputy Speaker of the parliament, discussed ways to increase bilateral relations with Turkish parliament Speaker. A statement by Siheil office announced on Tuesday “Siheil received today, the Turkish Parliament Speaker in Baghdad where they discussed
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and leaders of Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries pledged in Bucharest on Tuesday to expand investment and trade. The two sides agreed at a China-CEE leaders’ meeting to designate 2014 as the year for promotion of investment and trade between
US Secretary of State John Kerry affirmed here Monday that Mali has taken an “important step forward” by holding the first round of legislative elections. “The United States applauds the Government of Mali for the technical improvements to
Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai has refused to sign a security deal with the United States, the White House said, opening up the prospect of a complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from the strife-torn nation next year.
“The purpose of Geneva-2 is not to have an armchair discussion about Syria, it’s to have mutual agreement between regime representatives — without Assad — and the moderate opposition in order to form a transitional government,” Laurent Fabius told French radio.
France said Tuesday it would send hundreds of extra troops to the strife-torn Central African Republic after the UN warned the country was descending into “complete chaos”.
Mali’s parliamentary polls have been “another success” following the peaceful election of the country’s president in August, the European Union observation mission said on Monday, calling for a big turnout if a second round is
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said Turkey and Egypt are historical friends that enjoy brotherly relations long decades ago.