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Pakistan, China agree to continue closer cooperation in all spheres of bilateral ties

BISHKEK (Sarzameen News) – Pakistan and China have agreed to continue closer cooperation in all spheres of bilateral relations. This was agreed during a meeting between Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met on the sidelines of 15th SCO Heads of Government Council meeting in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on Thursday.

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Shanghai Cooperation Organization prime ministers meet in Bishkek

BISHKEK (Monitoring Desk) – The 15th prime ministers’ meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) opened in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan, on Thursday to promote further integration of the six-nation group. Delivering a keynote speech, Kyrgyz acting Prime Minister Sooronbay Zheenbekov spoke highly of the cooperation within the SCO over the past 15 years and

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US urge Pakistan, India to hold direct talks

WASHINGTON (Monitoring Desk) – The United States has urged Pakistan and India to hold direct talks for defusing the hostilities between the two countries. US State Department Deputy Spokesman John Kirby in a media briefing has said that close economic ties between Pakistan and India can create employment opportunities for both South Asian countries. He

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Senator Sehar Kamran leads CPGS Delegation at EIAS Roundtable Discussion

BRUSSELS (Monitoring Desk) – Senator Sehar Kamran (TI) presented Pakistan’s case for membership of the NSG at a Roundtable talk at the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) in Brussels. The talk was attended by experts from EIAS, including the Institute’s CEO Axel Goethals, and experts from CPGS, and was organized to discuss the Pakistani

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Chinese FM appreciates Pakistan’s anti-terror contribution

Bishkek (Sarzameen News) – Chinese Foreign Minister Mr. Wang Yi Thursday appreciated Pakistan’s contribution to fight terrorism, extremism and separatism and opposes any false insinuations in this regard. The Chinese Foreign Minister was talking to Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz, on the sidelines of 15th SCO Heads of Government Council

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Saudi finance minister reshuffle reflects reality

RIYADH (Monitoring Desk) – Saudi Arabia’s appointment of a new finance minister reflects the direction of the kingdom’s economy: more joined-up, and with more power in the hands of its young deputy crown prince. Outgoing Ibrahim Alassaf served for 20 years in an increasingly disempowered ministry, which struggled to cut spending fast enough to cope

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Saudi prince gets lashes in court-ordered punishment

RIYADH (Monitoring Desk) – A Saudi prince was flogged following a court ruling that also included a prison sentence for breaking the law. The lashing was carried out on Monday afternoon inside a prison in Jeddah. A committee tasked with the application of court sentences made sure the lashing was in line with the regulations,

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US State Department asks Pakistani political parties to respect rule of law

WASHINGTON (Monitoring Desk) – The United States will continue to support freedom of assembly, expression and the right of peaceful protest, Spokesman John Kirby said at a news briefing at the State Department. The United States support freedom of assembly and expression in Pakistan but all parties should refrain from violence and respect the rule

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EU active in diffusing Indo-Pak tension: Ambassador Francois

ISLAMABAD (Sarzameen News) – EU Ambassador Jean Francois Cautain has said that the European Union is working seriously to diffuse the ongoing tension between India and Pakistan. “The EU is clearly raising the issue of Kashmir with different stakeholders,” he said in a media interview. Ambassador Francois said the EU diplomatic efforts were an ongoing

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EU based Kashmiri Org calls for help from MSF in IHK

BRUSSELS (Monitoring Desk) – A Non-Profit Kashmiri Organization based in Brussels “Kashmir Info” on Monday asked Medicine Sans Frontiers (Doctors without Borders) to pay special focus on humanitarian crisis in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK). In his letter to MSF’s President, the Kashmir Info’s Chairman Mir ShahiJahan urged the MSF to dispatch a team of volunteers

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