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President Alvi shares ‘affectionate smile’ with Saudi crown prince MBS

RIYADH, JUL 1: President Arif Alvi on Saturday shared an all-smile picture of him standing with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince and Prime Minister Mohammed bin Salman on the microblogging website, Twitter, which reflects the close bonds between Pakistan and the kingdom. Taking to his official Twitter handle, the president shared a photo of him sharing an affectional smile with the crown prince. President Alvi said that such expressions are very symbolic of a great relationship between the people of the two countries. He, in the tweet, wrote: “Very symbolic ofRead More

FM Bilawal lands in Tokyo for ‘revival of leadership-level contacts’

TOKYO, JUL 1: Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on Saturday reached Tokyo for a four-day official visit to Japan at the invitation of the government. Upon arrival, he was received by Pakistan’s Ambassador to Japan Raza Bashir Tarar, officials from the Japanese Foreign Ministry and a large number of Pakistan community members, according to an official statement issued by the Foreign Office. The foreign minister’s visit signals the revival of leadership-level contacts with Japan after a considerable hiatus. During the visit, the foreign minister will hold delegation-level talks with his JapaneseRead More

‘Disrespectful’: EU latest to condemn desecration of Holy Quran in Sweden, OIC calls emergency meeting

The European Union joined several Muslim nations on Saturday in condemning the latest incident of desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden while the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) would be convening an emergency meeting on the matter next week. The censure comes after a man, who fled from Iraq to Sweden several years ago, tore up and burned the Holy Quran outside Stockholm’s central mosque on Wednesday— the first day of Eidul Azha in the country. He has been charged by Swedish police with agitation against an ethnic orRead More

The Law on Foreign Relations of the People’s Republic of China

(Adopted at the Third Meeting of the Standing Committee of the 14th National People’s Congress on June 28, 2023) Table of Contents Chapter I General Principles Chapter II Functions and Powers for the Conduct of Foreign Relations Chapter III Goals and Mission of Conducting Foreign Relations Chapter IV The System of Foreign Relations Chapter V Support for the Conduct of Foreign Relations Chapter VI Supplementary Provision Chapter I General Principles Article 1 This Law is enacted pursuant to the Constitution of the People’s Republic of China to conduct foreign relationsRead More

Pakistan at Davos Forum calls for effectively addressing issue of climate change

TIANJIN, Jul 1, /DNA/ – Pakistani youth leader attending the annual Summer Davos Forum called for int’l efforts to address climate change. “It’s my first visit to China. I tried to leverage this opportunity to do something for my country Pakistan and its lovely people!” Muhammad Hassan Dajana, a Climate Action and Advocacy Professional from Pakistan, told China Economic Net (CEN) while attending the just-concluded 14th Annual Meeting. This year’s Summer Davos Forum – scheduled from June 27 to 29 – gathered over 1,500 global leaders from business, government, civilRead More

Chinese county eyeing exchange of agricultural products with Pakistan

HANZHONG, July 1 (DNA): Officials of Mian County, an agriculture-based county in Shaanxi Province in northwestern China, is discussing with Pakistani counterpart about the exchange of agricultural products. According to China Economic Net (CEN), the exchange will be based on the local specialties of the two sides, such as Chinese medicine and black tea and Pakistani mango and rice. Apart from the barter trade of agricultural products, the exchange of high-yield crop varieties shall also be included in the cooperation. “The cooperation is expected to start from the southern areasRead More