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Update - June 18, 2009

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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin met with Chinese President Hu Jintao

more “Despite the global financial and economic crisis, the current economic and political climate has not affected relations between our countries. Our trade – which reached almost USD 56 billion last year – is developing as effectively as our investment cooperation. Our Governments are also busy – both through inter...

Serbia recalled that UN Resolution 1244 on Kosovo must be respected

more Serbian Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic sought from the UN Security Council this evening to ensure that all sides respect Security Council Resolution 1244. He said that efforts should not be made to get more countries to recognise Kosovo. Addressing the Security Council session on Kosovo, Jeremic said that no side should...

Baltic Sea Region states reach agreement on the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan

more Eight Baltic Sea Member States signed today a Memorandum of Understanding on the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan with European Commission President, José Manuel Barroso. The Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan (BEMIP) is the fruit of nine months work at the initiative of the Commission to look at...

Egypt: Aboul Gheit: The expected visit of Dmitry Medvedev to Egypt is a remarkable shift in the history of bilateral relations
Commonwealth Secretariat: Around the Commonwealth: Indigenous rights under the spotlight
Commonwealth Secretariat: World Bank teams up with Commonwealth Secretariat to help indebted countries
Remarks by Ambassador Rosemary A. DiCarlo, US Alternative Representative for Special Political Affairs, on Kosovo, in the Security Council Chamber, June 17, 2009
US Department of Homeland Security conducts continuity of operations exercise
Bulgaria: The Fourth Bulgaria-Baden Württemberg Joint Committee Session in Ruse ended with the signing of a Joint Protocol
US Rep. Hoekstra says Republicans to push for changes in Authorization Measure
US Senator Dodd issued a statement on committee passage of Pakistan Act
Gunfire raises tensions after south Sudan killings
Sudan considers ways to end tension with Chad, Darfur negotiator says
Mexican Navy seized Cocaine Haul Transported inside frozen sharks
South African president Mbeki calls on Darfur rebels to work for ceasefire
Czech PM announced mandate for the European Council adopted unanimously
German FM Steinmeier said "The Human Rights Council must become more efficient and credible"
European support for Ukraine: Steinmeier and Sikorski travel together in Ukraine
German FM Steinmeier calls for an end to the violence against demonstrators in Iran
Bulgaria: Minister Ivailo Kalfin took part in the EU General Affairs and External Relations Council in Luxembourg
German FM on Turkey: "A very special partnership"
PM Tymoshenko: Ukraine and European Union will sign Association Agreement by end of year
Ukrainian PM Tymoshenko: Government endorses decision on increase of statutory capital of Naftogaz of Ukraine NJSC
Cooperation between Ukraine and International Monetary Fund proves successful, PM Tymoshenko said
NATO: North Atlantic Council meets President Zardari of Pakistan
PM Tymoshenko: I will strive for all the political forces to stand on one side of barricades in the face of the crisis
Coalition’s Iraq withdrawal plans on track, US officials say
Pentagon's Stavridis reflects on Southcom success ahead of new European post
UN Secretary-General's message on World Day to combat desertification and drought
Iran-Russia presidents call for promotion of bilateral ties
An Antiguan And Barbudan Flagged Cargo Vessel Hijacked By Pirates Off The Coast Of Oman
Iranian president Ahmadinejad says SCO should have political, security role
Iranian president Ahmadinejad makes six important proposals to SCO Summit
Iran, China call for promotion of all-out ties
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin met with Chinese President Hu Jintao
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin met with Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller
Concerns and demands expressed by France echo those of several of the presidential candidates and a large segment of Iranian society
US Department of State: Daily Press Briefing (dated 17 June 2009)
Serbia: UN Resolution 1244 must be respected
ECOWAS Chiefs of Defence Staff Want Contact Mission
White House: Daily Press Briefing (dated 17 June 2009)
Russia: Transcript of Remarks by Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov at Joint Press Conference Following Talks with Ecuador’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Fander Falconi, Moscow, June 17, 2009
Malta: The Ministry for Justice and Home Affairs Launches the Annual Programme 2009 Under the European Refuge Fund III
UNOG: Human Rights Council Adopts Eight Resolutions on the Promotion and Protection of all Human Rights
UNOG: Human Rights Council Holfs Interactive Dialogue With Independent Expert on Situation of Human Rights in Haiti
US: Remarks at U.S.-India Business Council's 34th Anniversary "Synergies Summit"
Canada: The Government of Canada takes action to protect Canada's Arctic waters and enhance northern sovereignty
UK: Channel 4 News - Foreign Secretary on situation in Iran
UK: BBC News - Foreign Secretary on situation in Iran
US: India: USCIRF Regrets Absence of Visas for Visit to India
USAID, Iraqi Refinery Open Training Center to Strengthen Skills of IT Managers
UNDP responds to the humanitarian crisis in Pakistan
Libya: Talk session between Leader of the Revolution, Presidents Mubarak and Bouteflika in Cairo
Syria: President al-Assad Discusses with President of National Assembly of Armenia Boosting Parliamentary Relations
EU: The Baltic Sea Region States reach agreement on the Baltic Energy Market Interconnection Plan
US: Current Status of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and Recent Travels
UK: Afghanistan's Presidential Elections
UNESCO: Director-General condemns murder of Somali journalist Muktar Mohamed Hirabe
Tunisia: FM and employment minister receive JICA chairwoman
Poland: Polish and German foreign ministers in Kiev
Morocco calls on EU to help developing countries fight illegal immigration
Hungarian-Swiss Common Declaration on the co-operation of the two foreign ministries – Minister Calmy-Rey’s visit to Budapest
Micronesia: Island Nations Pass U.N. General Assembly Resolution on Climate Change and Security
UN: Kosovo operation now different, but still vital to ensuring stability – UN envoy
Ukraine: President gives interview Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Ukraine: President connects Transport Minister's resignation with Government's ineffective policy
Ukraine: President writes letter to PM
Ukraine: President writes letter to PM
Ukraine: President gives interview to 'Ukraina moloda'
Ukraine: President comes to Chyhyryn
UN: Fresh hostilities putting Somali women and children at risk, warns UNICEF
UN: Iraq: UN-supported forum pledges to work out sharing of natural resources
UN: Microsoft aids UN refugee agency by matching donations made on Facebook
UN, aid agencies call for end to Israel’s two-year blockade of Gaza
UN: Ban pushes for greater protection of civilians affected by armed conflict
UN: Agriculture weathering economic crisis better than other sectors: UN-backed report
UN: Desertification poses security risks, Ban warns on World Day
USNS Byrd Crew Gears Up for Pacific Partnership Mission
US: Coalition’s Iraq Withdrawal Plans on Track, Officials Say
EP: President Pöttering calls for the immediate release of Aung San Suu Kyi
Russia: .Dmitry Medvedev and President of China Hu Jintao adopted a joint declaration on the results of their summit.
China urges diplomatic solution to nuclear issues
EU: Statement of the Czech Republic on Behalf of the European Union at the IAEA Board of Governors, 15-19 June 2009
China: Hu: China, Russia should further promote strategic partnership of co-op
Armenia: Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian meets Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov
Armenia: Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian receives the Co-rapporteurs of PACE Monitoring Committee
Netherlands: No government assistance for companies exploiting child labour
Jordan: King arrives in Belgium at the start of a European tour
Russia: Opening Remarks at Russian-Chinese Talks in Expanded Format
US: Berman Supports Free Expression in Iran, Notes the World Is Watching Events There Closely
UAE: Queen Mother, Queen Ntombi, mother King Mswati III of Swaziland hails UAE initiatives
Syria: Al-Dardari, Swedish Minister of Trade Discuss Cooperation
Government of Canada introduces amendments to protect vulnerable foreign workers from human trafficking
Government of Canada, Maa-Nulth First Nations and British Columbia Treaty Commission Applaud the House of Commons' Passage of Maa-Nulth First Nations Final Agreement Bill
US: Partnering Against Trafficking
EU: Minister for Migration and Asylum Policy to visit Malta
KCNA Detailed Report on Truth about Crimes Committed by American Journalists
North Korea: Lee Myung Bak Group's War Moves Censured
Yemen: Navy offers help when pirate boats intercept cargo ship off Aden
South Korea, US present future alliance blueprint in joint statement
Saudi Arabia: Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Conveys Condolence
Australia: Visit to New Zealand
Pakistan and Russia to Open a New Chapter in Bilateral Relations
Pakistan: President Asif Ali Zardari Participates in Ninth SCO Summit
Pakistan, Afghanistan and Russia Hold First Trilateral Summit
Tunisia: Prime Minister receives JICA Chairwoman: relations of cooperation reviewed
Tunisia: President Ben Ali receives JICA Chairwoman
Oman News Agency: H.M the Sultan visits the Islamic Republic of Iran / Statement
Hungarian-French relations are outstanding – the Foreign Minister holds talks in Paris
China: Senior Chinese leader meets Spanish King
US: Joint Statement by the Group of Friends of the UN Secretary General on the United Nations Observer Mission in Georgia Resolution
Netherlands: Rape as an instrument of war must not go unpunished
Palestine: Minister of Economy: Control Over Trade Corridors Part of Palestinian Sovereignty
Botswana: Minister Skelemani To Pay Official Visit To Australia
Palestine: Germany supports the judiciary in the Palestinian Territory
Georgia: Information on the meeting between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia and the Head of the OSCE Mission to Georgia
Latvia: Foreign Minister Maris Riekstins expresses regret about non-extension of UN Observer Mission mandate in Georgia
Norway will increase aid to Zimbabwe
Russia: News Conference following Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit
Philippines: Three Filipinos On Board New Zealand Vessel Hijacked in the Coast of Oman
OSCE: Head of OSCE Office issues statement about proposed amendments to the Azerbaijani Law on NGOs
Maldives: Vice President meets with officials of Environmental Protection Agency of USA
Council of Europe: Moldova: statement by PACE co-rapporteurs following changes to Electoral Code
Council of Europe: “Belgium should improve detention conditions and strengthen migrants’ rights” says Commissioner Hammarberg in a report
Australia: Visit to Samoa for the 2009 Pacific Islands Forum Trade Ministers' Meeting
Jordan: King starts European tour
India: PM's opening remarks at the onboard press conference on his visit to Russia
EU: First EU-Pakistan Summit: Commission boosts humanitarian aid up to €72 M and supports strategic dialogue
Vietnam: Cambodian General visits Vietnam
South Korea: Lee, Obama see eye to eye on core issues
Vietnam: Egyptian deputy FM visits Vietnam
South Korea: Pres. Lee calls for US Congress support on FTA, N. Korea nukes
Qatar: H.E. the Premier Receives Jeffrey Feltman
Georgia: Delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia paid a working visit to the Republic of Kazakhstan
Ethiopia: Premier holds discussion with UNDP top official, Sudanese Vice President
Russia: Press Statement following BRIC Group Summit
China: Senior Chinese legislator meets Pacific parliamentary delegations
Russia: Beginning of Meeting with Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh
South Korea: Presidents Lee, Obama present united front on N. Korean issues