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Finland to lift all Covid-19 restrictions in February

All coronavirus-related restrictions are set to be lifted in Finland in February, with the exact timing to be hashed out this week, Prime Minister Sanna Marin said on Monday. Marin said her Social Democratic-led government will meet on Wednesday to draw up a plan for rescinding the rules, broadcaster Yle reported. Border controls with other EU and Schengen countries will also be lifted as of Tuesday. These were introduced in December to slow the spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant. The government said that vaccines had proved their worth by preventing mass hospitalizations asRead More

Pak, Tajik FM’s exchange views on further expanding partnership

ISLAMABAD, JAN 31 /DNA/ – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephonic conversation with Foreign Minister of Tajikistan, today. The two sides expressed satisfaction at the steadily growing bilateral ties and exchanged views on further expanding the partnership. The Foreign Minister noted increased frequency of high-level visits between the two countries and acknowledged holding of political dialogues, reactivation of economic mechanism, and growing parliamentary ties .Foreign Minister Qureshi also underlined Pakistan’s “Vision Central Asia” policy that focuses on enhanced and result-oriented engagement with Central Asian countries. He stressed theRead More

Pakistan attaches great importance to its fraternal relations with Togo

ISLAMABAD, JAN 31: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi spoke with Professor Robert Dussey, the Foreign Minister of Togo, today. They identified common interests and mutual respect as the core strengths of the Pakistan-Togo partnership. The Foreign Minister underlined that Pakistan attached importance to further strengthening cordial relations with Togo. He lauded Togo’s positive and substantive contributions to the OIC, AU, UN and ECOWAS. The two Foreign Ministers expressed satisfaction over existing levels of bilateral cooperation and discussed ways to expand collaboration in the political, diplomatic, trade and defence realms. ForeignRead More

Pak, Uzbek FM’s discuss bilateral ties

ISLAMABAD, JAN 31: /DNA/ – Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi held a telephonic conversation with Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Khafizovich Kamilov, today. The talks covered the entire spectrum of bilateral cooperation, with a special focus on trade and economic relations, and connectivity. Emphasizing the existence of long-standing bonds between the two nations, the two sides reaffirmed the commitment to continue further strengthening bilateral ties. The Foreign Minister fondly recalled the historic visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to Uzbekistan in July 2021 and its substantive outcomes in myriad fields, includingRead More

Legal cases against Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi

Myanmar’s former leader Aung San Suu Kyi will go on trial for election fraud next month, after being charged with influencing the election commission in the run up to a November 2020 ballot that was won in a landslide by her party. The military overthrew the government of Suu Kyi a year ago, alleging unaddressed poll irregularities. She is on trial in more than a dozen cases that carry combined maximum sentences of more than 100 years in prison and denies all charges. The following is a summary of theRead More

Pakistan condemns attempted missile attack on UAE

ISLAMABAD, JAN 31: /DNA/ – Pakistan strongly condemns the launching of missile from Al-Jawf, Yemen, by the Houthis towards the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It is commendable that the missile was successfully intercepted by the air defence system of the UAE, preventing loss of innocent lives. We consider these attacks as a grave violation of international law and a serious threat to regional peace and security. Pakistan calls for their immediate cessation. Pakistan reaffirms its solidarity with the brotherly people and government of the United Arab Emirates.