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Chinese and Pakistani EA ministers hold phone calls on bilateral relations and Afghan issue

Chinese and Pakistani EA ministers hold phone calls on bilateral relations and Afghan issue

Wang Yi, State Councilor and Foreign Minister of China, said on Saturday that he hoped China and Pakistan would seize the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations to open better prospects for their bilateral relations. In a telephone conversation with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Wang pointed out that the China-Pakistan rock-solid …

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Libya - 95 illegal migrants brought back to Tripoli after being rescued (UNHCR)

Libya – 95 illegal migrants brought back to Tripoli after being rescued (UNHCR)

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said 95 illegal migrants rescued off the Libyan coast were brought back to Tripoli on Sunday. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said 95 illegal migrants rescued off the coast of Libya were brought back to Tripoli on Sunday. “About 95 people were intercepted/rescued at …

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UNICEF Executive Director calls for simplification of COVID-19 vaccine production rules

UNICEF Executive Director calls for simplification of COVID-19 vaccine production rules

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) executive director Henrietta Fore Tuesday proposed simplifying intellectual property rights (IPRs) to produce more COVID-19 vaccines. “Some countries have obtained enough doses to immunize their populations several times, while other countries have not even received the first dose yet,” said Ms. Fore. “This situation threatens us all. The virus and …

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UNICEF congratulates Senegal on its response to the coronavirus through vaccination

UNICEF congratulates Senegal on its response to the coronavirus through vaccination

The Representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Senegal, Silvia Danailov Tuesday congratulated the Senegalese authorities in Dakar for starting their national anti-COVID-19 campaign. “I congratulate Senegal for having started its vaccination campaign. We are happy to be alongside the government of Senegal for the supply of the vaccine,” said Ms. Danailov. She …

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Chinese President thanks Cuban leaders for congratulating China on complete victory in poverty reduction

Chinese President thanks Cuban leaders for congratulating China on complete victory in poverty reduction

General Secretary of the Communist Party of China (CCPCC) Central Committee and Chinese President Xi Jinping thanked Cuban leaders for their congratulations on China’s complete victory in poverty reduction. Xi made the remarks recently in a response letter to Raul Castro Ruz, first secretary of the Cuban Communist Party Central Committee, and Cuban President Miguel …

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United Nations agencies alert the world to worsening hunger in several poor countries

United Nations agencies alert the world to worsening hunger in several poor countries

Acute hunger is set to worsen in around 20 countries due to the coronavirus pandemic, conflict, climate change, and various other factors said in a joint report published Tuesday the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Food Program (WFP). The two Rome-based agencies released a 37-page report showing Yemen, …

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Law and order restored in Hong Kong, says Hong Kong SAR official

Law and order restored in Hong Kong, says Hong Kong SAR official

Following the promulgation of the Law of the People’s Republic of China on Safeguarding National Security in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR), public order has been restored in Hong Kong and residents can resume their normal daily lives, a senior Hong Kong official said on Friday, addressing the United Nations Human Rights Council …

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Xi Jinping wants to develop new engines of Sino-French cooperation

Xi Jinping wants to develop new engines of Sino-French cooperation

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday suggested that China and France actively encourage continued progress in areas of pragmatic cooperation such as energy, aviation, and agri-food products while developing new engines of bilateral cooperation. In a telephone interview with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, Xi also said that the two countries should consolidate mutual trust, …

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Kenyan and US presidents pledge to strengthen bilateral ties

Kenyan and US presidents pledge to strengthen bilateral ties

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and his US counterpart Joe Biden spoke by phone on Thursday, vowing to strengthen ties between their countries. The themes addressed by the two leaders were the economy, peace and security, climate change, human rights, and the humanitarian situation in the Horn of Africa, according to press releases from the Kenyan …

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