Asian nations should avoid being used as chess pieces: China

Newswire Jakarta: China’s foreign minister Wang Yi has said that Southeast Asian nations should avoid being used as “chess pieces in major power rivalries”. Addressing the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) secretariat in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, this week, Wang said many countries in the region were under pressure to take sides. “We should […]

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Importance of olives mentioned in holy books: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Staff Writer Islamabad: Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that the importance of olives was mentioned in the holy religious books including Holy Quran, Gospel and Bible. The Ambassador hosted an event to highlight Italy’s contribution to the promotion of Olive and Olive Oil and its Value Chain in Pakistan, through […]

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Iran, BRICS to both benefit from Tehran’s accession, says expert

Tehran: Cooperation of BRICS and Iran will benefit both sides, says Shuaib Bahman, senior researcher at the International Institute of Strategic Studies of Iran. “Iran will benefit from this process; it will also create and interesting and beneficial situation for BRICS,” he said in an interview. “(Iran’s) membership will benefit both sides.” According to the […]

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Italy has potential to become a huge partner of Pakistan: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Staff Writer Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that Italy was one of the biggest economies of European Union and had the potential to become a huge partner of Pakistan. Speaking to Pakistani delegations here, the envoy said Italy was the third largest economy in the European Union, after Germany and […]

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Italy will support Olive Culture in Pakistan: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Staff Writer Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that Italy will support Olive Culture in Pakistan. The envoy and his wife Albana Ferrarese hosted an event at their residence to highlight Italy’s contribution to the promotion of Olive and Olive Oil and its Value Chain in Pakistan, through the technical support […]

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Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had further cemented Pakistan-China ties with successful visit: Umer Rehman Malik

Staff Writer Islamabad: Emerging young politician Umer Rehman Malik said this week that Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had further cemented Pakistan-China ties with his successful recent visit. The Pakistan People’s Party leader said Bilawal Bhutto, who is also the PPP chief, had chosen China for his first bilateral visit keeping in view the long […]

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Italy to extend all possible cooperation to Pakistani women for business: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Newswire Islamabad: Ambassador of Italy to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that Italy would extend all possible cooperation to Pakistani women for raising awareness on business and other issues. “We can provide full support to engage Pakistani businesswomen in our business sector,” he said. Speaking at the concluding session of a conference organized by […]

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Democracy summit will dodge questions on governance gap between China and US

Martin Jacques There is something more than a little ironic about President Biden’s Summit for Democracy this week. The intention is blindingly obvious: to rally the troops in favour of Western-style democracy and draw a line in the sand between “democracy” (ie, the West) and “autocracy” (ie, China and Russia). In this Biden faces two […]

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Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese and Albana Ferrarese advocate women empowerment

Newswire Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese and his wife Albana Ferrarese this week advocated for women empowerment, especially in Pakistan. They showed satisfaction with the progress of women in Pakistan as the literacy rate rises and the opportunities grow. Ambassador Ferrarese said that Women economic and social empowerment is essential for the development […]

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Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese shows particular interest in GB gemstone industry

Newswire Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese has said that gemstone industry in Gilgit Baltistan (GB) was of particular interest to him and his country. The envoy revealed that the government of Italy was considering establishing a training institute to promote the gems and jewelry and gemstone industry in GB. A meeting in this […]

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Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo concerned about Afghan children’s future

Newswire Rome: NATO’s Senior Civilian Representative Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo said this week that he was concerned about the future of the Afghan children. “Today, on World Children’s Day, my thoughts go to them and their future,” he tweeted, citing the children in the war-torn country where he worked hard for peace until August. Ambassador Stefano […]

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Japan begins accepting new entry applications amid COVID decline

Newswire Tokyo: The Japanese government started accepting new entry applications this week from companies and educational institutions for individuals from overseas, easing restrictions that were introduced in January amid the coronavirus pandemic. The COVID-19 quarantine period has been cut to three days from 10 for business travelers who have been vaccinated as progress in inoculations […]

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Pakistan is a stakeholder, beneficiary of gigantic CPEC: PM’s aide on CPEC

Gwadar Pro Karachi: Pakistan is a stakeholder and beneficiary in the gigantic multi-billion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a top aide of Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said. Speaking at a seminar organized by the prestigious Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Special Assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan on CPEC Affairs Khalid Mansoor reiterated that CPEC […]

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President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Imran Khan promoters of connectivity

Covert Report Lahore: This week, a Roundtable Discussion on “Central-South Asia Regional Connectivity: Grand Initiative by President ShavkatMirziyoyev” was organized by Center for Global & Strategic Studies, Islamabad & Department of History & Pakistan Studies, University of the Punjab in collaboration with Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Islamabad & Regional Integration Center, University of […]

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Pakistan, Iran agree on close coordination for Afghan peace, stability

Islamabad: Pakistan and Iran this week agreed to coordinate closely at bilateral and regional level to reinforce efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan. During the 11th Session of Pakistan-Iran Bilateral Political Consultations, both the sides discussed Afghanistan situation besides bilateral ties. Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood co-chaired the meeting with Deputy Foreign Minister for Political […]

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Imran Khan tasks FIA to probe ‘high-cost’ road construction projects during PML-N tenure

Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan this week said he had given mandate to the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to probe the exorbitant cost incurred on the road construction projects undertaken by the government of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz). Addressing at the upgradation of Balochistan’s Jhaljao-Bela Road at an event held here at the PM House, […]

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Pakistan and Australia are close friends: Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri

Canberra: Pakistan’s High Commissioner-designate to Australia Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri has said that Pakistan and Australia are close friends and there is a lot of potential to enhance the cooperation further. Speaking to Covert from Canberra, the senior diplomat said Pakistan gives a special importance to its ties with Australia. “Our relationship has traditionally been good […]

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Tokyo Paralympics comes to a close

Tokyo: After thirteen days of serious competitions with the Paralympians’ best performance, the Tokyo Paralympics comes to a close tonight with the closing ceremony to be held at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium.“Harmonious Cacophony”, the theme of the closing ceremony, is acknowledging diversity among people and transforming their difference into a shared unity. Ambassador MATSUDA Kuninori […]

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UK to continue supporting Afghanistan: Dominic Raab

Newswire Islamabad: Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the United Kingdom Dominic Raab said this week that beyond the matter of recognizing the Taliban government in Afghanistan, his country would continue to extend humanitarian assistance to its people.Addressing a joint press conference along with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, the British […]

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Turkish Embassy commemorates 99th anniversary of Great Victory

Islamabad: Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Mustafa Yurdakul has said the Turkish nation demonstrated that they would never accept a yoke on their homeland soaked with martyrs blood. Addressing a reception held in the Turkish Embassy this week to commemorate the 99th anniversary of the Great Victory, the ambassador, while referring to a message of his […]

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Pakistan’s leading companies contributing to 8-10% in exports make bold commitments to net zero emissions

Islamabad: A coalition for Pakistan’s private sector has been launched by the Pakistan Environment Trust, where leading companies have shown their climate stewardship to deliver net zero greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) at the corporate level – 10 companies across textile and FMCG sectors are the first to commit to this goal. The commitment to net […]

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Italy to support ‘Glaciers and Students’ project in GB: Ambassador Andreas Ferrarese

Newswire Islamabad: Italy’s Ambassador to Pakistan Andreas Ferrarese said this week that Italy will support ‘Glaciers and Students’ project in the Gilgit-Baltistan.He was speaking at Pre-COP26 Workshop at the Karakoram Int’l University (KIU) jointly organsied by EvK2CNR and KIU. The Ambassador, addressing the audience virtually, through Zoom, expressed his appreciation for organizing a workshop addressing […]

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