and China's Role in the World
Ambassador Zhang Yesui delivered a speech at the Harvard Kennedy School. "It
is fair to say that China-US relationship has evolved to such a point that
Saudi Arabian Ambassador a flagrant violation of law, Obama says
President Obama called Ambassador Adel al-Jubeir of Saudi Arabia to
express the solidarity of the United States and Saudi Arabia in the face of
the disrupted plot...
recommends granting EU candidate status to Serbia
Prime Minister Mirko Cvetkovic said that the opinion of the
European Commission (EC) on Serbia's candidacy for membership in the EU recognises
Russia to promote cooperation on trade and investment
On 7 October 2011, Mr. Alexander Mariyasov, Russian Ambassador to Thailand,
paid a courtesy call on Foreign Minister Surapong Tovichakchaikul...
Netanyahu willing to meet PA Chairman Abbas
Prime Minister Netanyahu spoke with Baroness Catherine Ashton, the European
Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. PM Netanyahu...
calls for peaceful reunification of China
Chinese President Hu Jintao called for the peaceful reunification
of China, which he said best serves the fundamental interests of all Chinese,
to strengthen the external dimension of EU energy policy
Poland became a participant in the Energy Community (EC), established to provide
increased energy supply security and energy investment in EC member...
pledge support to Afghanistan beyond 2014
Defence Ministers of the 49 nations which contribute to ISAF expressed
strong commitment to support Afghanistan throughout the transition process
action from Iran on nuclear program
A statement released by the MFA reads that Iran has not responded to the various
proposals for co-operation and dialogue
that we have put forward and...
NATO successes, challenges in Brussels
it nears the end of a successful
campaign in Libya and deliberately
accomplishes shared goals
in Afghanistan, NATO faces
difficult challenges, Defense...
U.S ships in Spain in support of NATO's missile defence system
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen explains this agreement marks
an important step forward in our common efforts to defend NATO...
and China veto draft Security Council resolution on Syria
China and Russia today vetoed a draft resolution in the Security Council that
had strongly condemned Syrian authorities for their violent crackdown against
Egypt is making
progress on transition, Panetta says
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said that he has full confidence
in Egypt's ability to transform itself to a civilian-led democracy following
26 years of being ruled under...
The West targets
Syria due to its pan-Arab stances, Iranian official says
Syrian Speaker of the People's Assembly, Mahmoud al-Abrash, discussed
with Iranian Parliament Speaker, Ali Larijani, means of enhancing bilateral
cease in Yemen, watchful France reiterates
France is keeping watch to ensure that the Security Council continues to monitor
the situation attentively, and will speak up again should there be any increase...
Commission notes progress in Ukraine-EU cooperation
European Commission notes the progress in Ukraine-EU cooperation. It has been
stated by the President in his interview to Ukrainian journalists in Warsaw...
the key to understanding the changes in the Arctic, Norway says
"Through our knowledge, our presence and our activities here in these
regions we aim to address the challenges and opportunities ahead," FM
leaders applaud successful launch of space module Tiangong-1
President Hu Jintao applauded the successful
launch of China's first space lab module
Tiangong-1, and shook hands with the
of the Beijing Aerospace Flight...
FM Westerwelle urges UN resolution on Syria
In the light of escalating violence in Syria, Foreign Minister Westerwelle
considers a corresponding UN Security Council resolution long overdue. "The...
warns of dangers of fragmented Europe in 2011 Address
"We are now facing the greatest
challenge our Union has ever known throughout
its history,” he said, referring to the continuing economic crisis. The
EU must renew...
Parliament concerned at Turkey's threats towards Cyprus
In debate, MEPs were united in their concern at the rising
tensions between Turkey and the Republic of Cyprus in the dispute over oil
and gas exploration...
calls for dialogue with U.S. on de-nuclearizing peninsula
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) called at the United
Nations for a full-fledged dialogue with the United States and warned that
Politburo meets to discuss cultural reforms
The Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central
Committee held a meeting to study a proposal on the country's
cultural reforms, according...
watch with complacency the growing turmoil in Afghanistan
Some recent violent incidents in Afghanistan have come as a sharp reminder
of the fragility of the situation in that country. Earlier this month, the
Taliban were able to...
progress is achieved in course of Ukrainian-Russian
In course of the meeting between Ukrainian President Yanukovych,
Russian President Medvedev and Prime Minister Putin
held in Residence "Rus" in...
Council bans investment in Syrian oil industry
In view of the gravity of the situation in Syria, the Council
reinforced EU sanctions against the country's regime and banned investment
in key sectors of the Syrian oil...
pledge to further military cooperation
High-ranking military officials from China and Russia held talks, pledging
to further step up bilateral military cooperation between the two countries.
only one China in the world, and Taiwan is part of China, MFA affirms
Spokesperson Ma Zhaoxu's enunciated China's solemn position on
the U.S. Government's announcement of arms sales to Taiwan. Despite repeated
biggest threat to National Security, Chairman Mullen says
Looming budget reductions are the biggest threat to the United States' national
security, said Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. "I've said many
arms sale to Taiwan creates "severe obstacles", China says
China said the latest U.S. arms sale created severe obstacles
for the normal military-to-military exchanges of the two countries. Chinese Defense...
with grave concern Iran's installation of centrifuges in its facility near
The group remains determined and united in our efforts to work towards
a comprehensive, negotiated, longterm solution; involving
the full implementation...
countries pledge support for Libyan transition at UN summit
A United Nations summit in support of Libya backed the transition plans
of the country’s new authorities and pledged their ongoing support to help
the North African...
State Duma is likely to ratify customs cooperation with South Ossetia
The Agreement is aimed at strengthening customs cooperation and joint efforts
against customs violations, as well as facilitating passenger and cargo traffic...
and Sarkozy visit Libya to offer support to new government
Minister David Cameron and
President Nicolas Sarkozy
today met with members of the
National Transitional Council
(NTC). Both are the most
alliance is an anchor of stability, security and prosperity in the world
Top officials from the two countries came to San Francisco to celebrate the
60th anniversary of the alliance. They reaffirm that the ANZUS Treaty serves...
losing ability to attack broadly, Defense Secretary Panetta says
Insurgent attacks like the one at the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan's
capital of Kabul indicate the Taliban are losing their ability
to attack coalition...
an enduring commitment to supporting the Libyan people as they chart their
Assistant Secretary Jeffrey D. Feltman said his country want
to build a broad relationship with Libya based on mutual respect and shared
Chiefs say Al-Qaida weaker but still committed
Ten years after 9/11, al-Qaida is weaker
and the U.S. intelligence community is
more effective, the nation’s top
intelligence officials told Congress
with the U.S. remains at the cornerstone of Japanese diplomacy
In his Policy Speech, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda briefly summarized what
Japan's Foreign Policy would be under his government. He explained that...
talks begin, Prime Minister David Cameron is in Moscow
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Cameron signed a number of documents
following their talks, including a declaration on a knowledge-based...
rejection of any pressure on Syria
China renewed rejection of any pressures on Syria, saying "the
crisis should be solved through dialogue and consultations instead of pressures.
will continue to adhere to the peace treaty with Egypt
Israeli PM Benyamin Netanyahu expressed gratitude to President Barack Obama,
and cited also the intervention of the Egyptian Commandos which...
its commitment to support stability and security of Bahrain
The Council of Ministers of the GCC renewed
its commitment to support stability and security of the Kingdom of Bahrain,
and supported the wise steps...
but still poses threat, Panetta says
The terrorist attacks of a decade ago have in some ways strengthened
the United States, and operations against al-Qaida have left it much less
focus must be on winning the peace in Libya,
First, the Libyans must own and lead
the process. It is of paramount importance
that the coming political process in
Libya is genuinely inclusive. Mr...
Zealand pledge to strengthen military cooperation
China and New Zealand pledged to strengthen military cooperation during
talks between Chen Bingde, chief of the General Staff of the People's Liberation...
between India and Bangladesh enjoy our highest priority, Singh says
"There is a national consensus in India that India must develop the best possible
relations with Bangladesh," Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said. According...
Foreign Ministry reaffirms Koh Kut under
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reaffirms
that Koh Kut is under Thai sovereignty.
The 1907 Treaty between Siam and France
clearly stated that the...
cabinet will develop the strategic relationship of mutual benefit
In a first press conference as Japan's Prime Minister, Yoshihiko
Noda says he "will make every effort to build relations
of goodwill not only between...
viewpoint imposed on Afghanistan analysts, CIA director says
"An Associated Press article published today presents an inaccurate
picture of my thoughts on the CIA's Afghanistan analysis," Director Petraeus
said. "The article asserts...
old friend of the Chinese People, President Hu says
President Hu Jintao met Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Wednesday
in Beijing to exchange views on the development of the strategic relations
of cooperation and...
announces funding of counter-piracy projects
Foreign Office Minister Henry Bellingham has announced funding plans
demonstrating the Government's determination to deliver action in response
restrictive measures concerning Belarus
The Council reinforced the restrictive measures on those responsible
for the continuing repression of civil society, the political opposition
and the independent media...
Yemen deteriorating dramatically, UN envoy warns UNSC
The top United Nations official on Yemen briefed the Security Council
on the "very serious" situation inside the country as violent clashes
continue between supporters...
on innovation in Russia's defense industry
"We intend to spend some 20% of the funding on research and development,"
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin announced as he detailed priorities for the 2011...
of Libya is getting closer," he said
Tunisian Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Radhouane Nouicer conferred
with Libya's National Transition Council (NTC) vice-president
determined to pursue operation in Libya as long as threats persist
They affirmed that the time for terminating Operation Unified Protector is
approaching but that the mission is not over yet. “It is clear that the
end is in sight...
Russia and Abkhazia are on the rise
Talks between President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev and President
of Abkhazia Alexander Ankvab took place in the Kremlin. The two...
Veto of UNSC
action defends Syria's sovereignty and integrity, Russia says
The situation in Syria cannot be considered in the Security Council in isolation
from the Libyan experience, Russian Representative Vitaly Churkin says...
calls for "strong
action" to restore growth in Europe
Implementation of comprehensive and bold policy action will help restore Europe’s
recovery, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its latest...
India engage in closer cooperation with strategic partnership
The two countries notably agree to establish a Strategic Dialogue to provide
a framework for cooperation in the area of national security. The Dialogue
Putin proposes a new integration project for Eurasia
As the Common Economic Space of Russia, Belarus
and Kazakhstan (CES), will kick off on January 1, 2012, the Russian leader admits
the road to this milestone...
is picking up steam, Prime Minister Putin says
During a meeting with Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller, PM Vladimir Putin said "the
latest data show that the consumption of energy, including gas, in Russia...
The Eastern Partnership
must be significantly strengthened and implemented
Eastern Partnership participants have met in Warsaw. They agree agree to strengthen
cooperation in areas related to freedom, security and justice,
Asian Century defined in a White Paper
Prime Minister Gillard announced this week the commissioning of a landmark
White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century, a national blueprint for change...
urges Afghans to seize opportunity for dialogue, despite recent setbacks
The United Nations envoy for Afghanistan stressed the need to seize
the window of opportunity for dialogue and reconciliation that exists, despite
crisis measures to be extended until end of
A resolution proposing to extend European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF)
crisis measures until the end of 2013 was passed by Parliament on...
China advocates exploring outer space for peaceful purposes
A Defense Ministry spokesman reiterated China's stance
regarding the exploration of outer space, stating that the country wishes
to explore space for peaceful purposes...
sale to Taiwan will disrupt military exchanges, joint drills
A Chinese defense official said the latest U.S. arms sale to
Taiwan will disrupt China-U.S. military exchanges and joint drills. "In
light of the serious...
the SPRING programme as a response to the Arab Spring
The Support to Partnership, Reform and Inclusive Growth – the SPRING Programme,
adopted today - directly responds to the events of the Arab Spring. Initiatives...
countries have launched a new multilateral organisation
to fight terrorism
Speaking at the launch in New York on Thursday, the U.S. Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton said the new group would become “a counter-terrorism network...
President Lee urges denuclearization of North Korea
At a meeting of the UNGA, Lee urged North Korea to give up its nuclear program
and come forward to the international community. He expressed his hope...
faced by Libya's interim leaders are many, says UN political chief
While life in the Libyan capital appears to be returning to normal,
the interim authorities face numerous challenges as they seek to restore
the only path to Middle East peace, Israeli leader says
Lasting peace in the Middle East will only be achieved through direct negotiations
between the Israelis and the Palestinians, and not through the imposition...
Council urges end to violence and attacks against civilians in Yemen
The Security Council has urged all sides in Yemen to refrain from violence,
including attacks against unarmed and peaceful civilian demonstrators, and
can be opportunity to institutionalize positive change, Jordanian King says
King Abdullah said the Arab Spring can be an opportunity to institutionalize
positive change that is necessary for a strong, secure, prosperous future...
should become observer State at UN as an intermediate step, France says
Palestine should become an observer State at the United Nations as an intermediate
step towards becoming a full Member State, French President Sarkozy...
mission in Libya to protect civilians
Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said NATO's North Atlantic Council
decided today to extend the mandate of Operation Unified Protector...
leader updates UN General Assembly chief as statehood bid nears
At that meeting Mr. Abbas informed Mr. Ban that he would present him with
a letter requesting all UN Member States to support the full membership...
welcomes the formation of a Syrian National Council
The MFA declared that "All initiatives aimed at unifying the opposition
and which offer the prospect of a democratic Syria that respects all of its
citizens are helpful...
on the verge of a humanitarian disaster, UNICEF warns
Yemen remains on the verge of a humanitarian disaster, with rates of malnutrition
that are among the highest in the world especially among children in...
by Insurgent Attacks, British army Maj. Gen. Tim Evans says
"We're not going to abandon Afghanistan," said British army Maj.
Gen. Tim Evans, chief of staff for the International Joint Command headquarters.
Qaeda is under growing strain, CIA Director Petraeus testifies
Heavy losses to al-Qaeda's senior leadership appear to have created an important
window of vulnerability although the terrorist networks remains the...
pushes for an international commission of inquiry on Syria
The appointment on the 12th of September in Geneva by the President of the
Human Rights Council of the members of the international commission of inquiry...
committed to reducing
cyberthreats posed to the Banking and Finance Sector
Cybersecurity threats to critical infrastructure and services endanger their
confidentiality, integrity and availability, Homeland Security official Greg
Romania signed the Ballistic
Missile Defense Agreement
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Romania’s Foreign Minister
Teodor Baconschi signed the Agreement between the Government of the United
will back any Palestinian UN bid to achieve statehood
"We will, of course, vote for any of the Palestinian
proposals. But I must say that we did not push them toward this," Russia’s
Permanent representative to...
Napolitano, Clapper write "We're safer post-9/11"
In an Op-Ed which was published on the website of USA Today on
Thursday, top security and justice officials write the U.S. has continued to...
further violation by Iran of 2006 nuclear programme sanctions
The head of the Security Council committee set up to monitor and enforce sanctions
imposed on Iran over its nuclear programme said it had received...
am neither an optimist nor a pessimist," Petraeus tells CIA
"I'm a realist," David H. Petraeus said in his first
remarks as Director of the CIA. "We don't
do the President any favors unless we give him the clearest picture...
a strong advocate of Kosovo's European perspective
In a long meeting, Italian FM Franco Frattini and his Kosovo counterpart Enver
Hoxhaj talked about the opportunities to strengthen the bilateral coop...
and Australia have shared futures
in the 21st century
The modern links between the peoples of Europe
and Australia are deep and well-known.
70 per cent of Australians have European
foreign policy is peace policy, FM Guido Westerwelle says
The Foreign Minister reminded his ministry's colleagues
that the preamble to the Basic Law explicitly charges (them) "to
promote world peace...
says mass arrests of protesters not consistent with serious
reform in Syria
The UN Secretary-General is following with deep concern
the escalating violence against peaceful protesters in Syria.
He calls on the Syrian... India
and the United States share a common vision for the 21st
for the United States, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
says her country is betting on India's future. "We
are betting that the opening...
and Security Council condemn attacks on embassies
Ban Ki-moon and the Security Council condemned
in the strongest terms the attacks against
embassies in the Syrian capital... Yemeni
President sees relation between al-Qaeda
and extremist leaders of opposition
The presidential mosque crime was one chapter
of a filthy game related to the relation between
the al-Qaeda organization and extremist leaders...