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Qureshi, French FM for Enhanced Cooperation to Control COVID 19


ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi during a telephone conversation with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian discussed in detail the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic as well as ways to strengthen cooperation to combat the spread of the disease. Expressing his deep concern at the loss of precious …

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Turkish Envoy to France Meets French EU Minister


PARIS – Turkish Ambassador to France Ismail Hakki Musa met with French Minister of State for European Affairs Amélie de Montchalin on Monday and discussed Turkey’s relations with the European Union, the migration crisis and developments in the Syrian province of Idlib. Musa told Anadolu news agency that he had …

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Pakistan to Strengthen Trade Ties with EU: Sanjrani


ISLAMABAD – Chairman of Pakistani Senate Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani, during a meeting with the EU ambassador to Pakistan, Androulla Kaminara, termed mutual collaboration between Pakistan and the European Union (EU) as unique. He proposed to organize a major conference bringing together members of parliament, business and government institutions, competent to …

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Brexit Planning Cost Britain $5.7Billion


LONDON – The British government has spent around 70% of the funds allocated to cover the cost of preparations for Brexit. The money was mainly used to cover staff costs, new infrastructure and the collection of external expertise. Preparations for UK exit from the European Union cost British taxpayers £4.4 …

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EU does not Understand Turkey: Erdogan


ANKARA – The European Union and world public opinion do not understand the situation in Turkey, which is already hosting more than 4 million refugees, said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday. Erdogan made the remarks after receiving Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov at the presidential complex, where they …

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Pakistan and Iran Discuss Barter Trade Mechanism


ISLAMABAD – Pakistan and Iran are considering the establishment of barter trade and the promotion of cooperation in the fields of customs, agriculture, trade and industry, said Thursday a senior official. Pakistani Parliamentary Secretary for Commerce Aliya Hamza Malik told the National Assembly that the Pakistani and Iranian authorities have …

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Top EU Diplomat Visits Iran Amid Nuclear Tensions


BRUSSELS – European Union (EU) Foreign Minister Josep Borrell is on his way to Iran, it is his first trip since coming to power in December, with the aim of reducing tensions over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. During his two-day trip which started on Monday, Borrell will meet with …

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Boris Johnson to Set Out Vision for EU Trade Deal

Boris Johnson

LONDON – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out his vision for a trade deal with the EU today, insisting there is “no need” for the UK to follow Brussels’ rules. According to the BBC, the Prime Minister will call for a Canada-style free trade agreement, while vowing to …

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US Hits Russian Railroad with Sanctions Against Crimea


WASHINGTON – The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed sanctions on a private Moscow-based railway company that opened passenger services between Russia and Crimea. The sanctions target Grand Service Express, its CEO and seven people who were slapped by EU sanctions earlier this week for their role in organizing the Russian …

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