Tag - bilateral

Beijing expels Canadian diplomat in tit-for-tat move


New York: After the Chinese government expelled a Canadian diplomat in a tit-for-tat move, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canada “will not be intimidated” by China. Earlier, Canada had expelled a Toronto-based Chinese diplomat Zhao Wei over allegations related to foreign interference and hours later, China asked a Canadian diplomat in Shanghai to leave by May...

‘Marriage of convenience’: US jibe at Putin-Xi meet in Russia


Washington: In President Vladimir Putin and Russia, the Chinese President Xi Jinping sees a counterweight to the American and NATO influence in the world, the White House said. The statement by John Kirby, National Security Council Coordinator for Strategic Communications at the White House, came as Putin hosted the Chinese leader. "I think you've seen over...

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to visit India in Feb


New Delhi: German Member of Parliament (MP) Tilman Kuban has confirmed that Chancellor Olaf Scholz will be visiting India in February with the aim of significantly expanding overall cooperation in areas of trade, defense, clean energy and climate change. It will be Scholz's first visit to India after he became German Chancellor in December 2021 following...

World has concerns on Afghan terror: Jaishankar in Moscow


Moscow: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said terrorism and terrorists operating out of Afghanistan remain a concern for the world, as he also highlighted the humanitarian situation in the war-torn country, which he says is not getting the attention it deserves. Delivering a joint press conference alongside Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Jaishankar said the world...

Pak PM to visit China for the first time, meet Xi Jinping


Beijing: China has invited Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for a two-day visit beginning November 1 in Beijing where he will meet President Xi Jinping, who this week began his norm-breaking third term as Communist party general secretary, and outgoing Premier Li Keqiang, the Chinese foreign ministry said. Sharif will be one of the first leaders...

India was wary of US for 5 decades: S Jaishankar


New Delhi: For nearly five decades India looked upon the United States with suspicion and its overall foreign policy assessment of the US was of deep caution, but the country has now overcome the assumptions to forge a different relationship with America, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on September 21. Jaishankar also said he wanted...

‘Want 20,000 Indian students in France by 2025′


New Delhi: Visiting French foreign minister Catherine Colonna has said that France aims to welcome 20,000 Indian students by 2025. “For us to achieve this objective, we must attract, every year, 7500 to 8000 students, and therefore increase the actual numbers by 50%. It is very ambitious. But between India and France, the sky is the...

Putin’s new foreign policy seeks closer ties with India, China


New York: President Vladimir Putin approved a new foreign policy doctrine based around the concept of a 'Russian World', a notion that conservative ideologues have used to justify intervention abroad in support of Russian speakers. The 31-page ‘humanitarian policy’, published more than six months into the war in Ukraine, says Russia should "protect, safeguard and advance...

Senator Jon Ossoff meets students, biz leaders in Mumbai


New Delhi: Visiting US Senator Jon Ossoff met students, business leaders and others as part of his ongoing eight-day trip to India to enhance Washington-New Delhi relations at different levels, media reports said. Senator Ossoff, a former journalist and documentary film producer elected from the state of Georgia, held a lively discussion with students of Jai...