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Thursday, July 2nd, 2020


Tural Ganjaliyev: Armenian FM seeks to distort Karabakh conflict format


By Akbar Mammadov The Armenian Foreign Minister’s attempt to distort the format of the conflict is another indication of Yerevan’s unconstructive position, Tural Ganjaliyev, the head of the Azerbaijani community of the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, said on July 1. Touching upon the video conference held between Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers on June 30 under the auspices of the OSCE Minsk Group, Ganjaliyev said: “During the meeting, Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan tried to distort the conflict and portray the Armenian community of the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan asRead More

Warmth and Opportunities in Pak-Morocco Ties


  Hamid Asghar Khan Pakistan shares a number of historic, socio-cultural and geographic commonalities with the brotherly Kingdom of Morocco. The leadership and people share great mutual respect and affection,however a number ofcooperation, trade and investment opportunities present themselves and need to be availed to provide more substance to the relationship. The Covid-19 Pandemic has disrupted planned official visits by the Honorable Speaker of the Moroccan Assembly to Pakistan and also that of the Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee who were to lead parliamentary delegations. A visit to RabatRead More

Abdulaziz Kamilov attends Central Asia – USA MFA Meeting


On June 30, 2020, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov attended Central Asia – USA (C5+1) videoconference, Uzbekistan MFA reports.   The event was also attended by Foreign Ministers of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Mukhtar Tleuberdi, the Kyrgyz Republic – Chingiz Aidarbekov, the Republic of Tajikistan – Sirojiddin Muhriddin, Turkmenistan – Rashid Meredov and U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo. The parties discussed current issues of strengthening regional economic cooperation, countering modern challenges and threats, including the fight against the spread of coronavirus. ForeignRead More

European Union Ban on PIA Flights Needs To Be Reviewed


 Sajjad Shaukat European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom have suspended the flight operations of Pakistan’s national carrier Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to and from their airports following the statement by Federal Minister for Aviation Ghulam Sarwar Khan that nearly 300 PIA pilots’ licences have been suspended, as these were fake. The European Union Air Safety Agency (EASA) said that ban on the PIA flights, operating in Europe, commencing from July 1, 2020 is for the next six months with the right to appeal against this decision, as a PIARead More

Pakistan Navy capable enough to match challenges, says Naval chief

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Abid Raza LAHORE, 02 Jul 20:Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi visited Pakistan Navy War College, Lahore and addressed the course participants of 49th PN Staff Course. On his arrival, the Naval Chief was received by Commandant PN War College Rear Admiral Muhammad Zubair Shafique. While addressing the course participants, Chief of the Naval Staff dilated upon evolving geo-strategic environment and its interplay with prevalent security dynamics and focus on maritime security challenges. While focusing on threat perception, the Admiral dwelled on various initiatives and developmental plansRead More

At least 113 killed in Myanmar as jade mine collapses


At least 113 people have been killed and many more are feared dead in  landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar on Thursday. The miners were collecting stones in the jade-rich Hpakant area of Kachin state when the “muddy wave” crashed onto them, after heavy rain, the fire service department said in a Facebook post. Rescue workers recovered 113 bodies, the department said, but more were missing. “Other bodies are in the mud,” Tar Lin Maung, a local official with the information ministry, told Reuters by phone, “The numbers are goingRead More