and United States held a summit to “reset” their bilateral
their initial meeting on 1 April 2009 in London, Presidents Medvedev
and Obama agreed to translate their mutual desire to "reset" US-Russian
relations into concrete outcomes that would benefit the American
and Russian people. During their 6-8 July 2009 meetings in Moscow,
Former Polish PM Buzek elected EP President
more MEPs elected Jerzy Buzek to be the new European Parliament
President with 555 votes in favour (or 86.18 per cent of the valid
votes). He was elected after the first-round of voting. The 69-year-old
Polish MEP will lead the European Parliament for two and a half
years. President Buzek is the first President...
Global Economy and the Relationship
betw. the United States & the Gulf
more The purpose of these meetings is to underscore the President's
commitment to strengthening our relationship; to review progress
in our coordinated strategy to restore global growth; to examine
the risks and challenges still ahead of us; and to move the G-20
reform agenda forward. The global economy is going...
Russian President Medvedev held a meeting following the Caucasus
2009 strategic exercise
President recalled that one of Russia's priorities in the National
Security Strategy through to 2020 adopted in May 2009 is to create
a new image for the army and navy.
The key challenges in creating
a new image for the Armed Forces should be completed by December
1, 2009. The Caucasus 2009 strategic exercise took place in the
in the southern part of European Russia...
Global recession threatens African development, UN Secretary-General
relative isolation from capital markets has not shielded it from
the effects of the global economic turmoil, Secretary-General Ban
Ki-moon said today, cautioning that development progress on the
continent is in jeopardy. Addressing the leaders of the Group of
Eight (G8) industrialized nations at...
Energy road opens w/ Nabucco Intergovernmental
more - special
edition The Nabucco Intergovernmental Agreement, a substantial
milestone in the realization of the Nabucco Natural Gas Pipeline
Project which bears significance for the energy security of Turkey
and Europe, is to be signed during a ceremony to be held in Ankara
on 13 July 2009. The pipeline...
PM Gordon Brown defends Britain's strategy in
our strategy - which I set out to the House in April - reflects
an integrated approach to both countries: if progress
in one is to be sustainable, we must have progress in both. And
progress requires three things: military action against terrorists
and the insurgency; action to build the rule of law; and economic...
US new Strategic Approach to Diplomacy and Development
are repairing strained alliances. We’re cultivating
new partnerships. We’re working to engage and change the
behavior of adversaries. And we are prioritizing development along
diplomacy as part of our global agenda. We’re working to
build a world of economic stability and prosperity, clean and affordable...
Security Council concerned over precarious progress made in West
Security Council today voiced its concern over the fragile democratic
and economic progress achieved in West Africa, which continues
to face grave challenges ranging from coups d'Etat to organized
crime. The 15-member body said in a press statement that it welcomes
positive steps made...
"Africa's future is up to Africans",
US President Obama told Ghana's parliament
Africa, we've seen countless examples of people taking control
of their destiny, and making change from the bottom up. We saw
it in Kenya, where civil society and business came together to
help stop post-election violence. We saw it in South Africa, where
over three-quarters of the country voted...
State visit of Syrian President
al-Assad to Azerbaijan
special edition Within
the framework of President Bashar al-Assad's visit to Baku,
Syria and Azerbaijan signed 19 cooperation agreements and
memos of understanding in various fields. Presidents Bashar
al-Assad and Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan have stressed, in
their opening speeches at the Syrian-Azeri...
Letter - more
Weekly Letter 90 - On the road
to Copenhagen, Agreement on Climate Change will be strategic
a new international climate agreement due to be finalised
at the Copenhagen conference in December 2009, climate
change has been the natural focus for the European Commission's
Week 2009 conference and for the latest Energy Bill of
the Obama administration. "With the Copenhagen conference
coming up, 2009 has the potential to...
Letter 89 - Organization's development, global crisis and
security at SCO summit
The Shanghai cooperation Organization (SCO) summit followed
the first BRIC group's summit in the same Russian city
of Yekaterinburg. Countries taking part in the meeting
were Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan,
China, Pakistan, Iran, India and Mongolia. Belarus did
not participate due to an ongoing conflict with Russia
Letter 88 - Russo-American Efforts towards new Treaty on
Arms & Nuclear arsenal Reduction
President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev
committed to reducing their nuclear arsenals through
a proposed arms reduction treaty that would take effect
late this year. As owners of more than 95 percent of
the world’s nuclear weapons, the United States
and Russia will lead by example, Obama said after a meeting...
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