Int'l community pledges aid to blasts-stricken Lebanon PARIS. KAZINFORM - The international community on Sunday pledged timely and sufficient aid, well-coordinated under the leadership of the United Nations (UN), to assist the Lebanese people hit by the massive explosions at the Beirut port five days ago, Xinhua reports.
Swiss Ambassador completes diplomatic mission in Kazakhstan NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM – Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi has met with outgoing Swiss Ambassador to Kazakhstan Urs Schmid as the latter completes his diplomatic mission in the country, Kazinform refers to the press service of the Foreign Ministry.
Afghan president and rival strike power-sharing deal after months of feuding KABUL. KAZINFORM - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his rival Abdullah Abdullah signed a power-sharing deal to end a months-long political stalemate, Ghani’s spokesman said on Sunday, a step that could smooth efforts to end the country’s long-running war, TREND reports.
Georgia to summon ambassador for consultations over Saakashvili KYIV. KAZINFORM - Georgia's government has decided to summon Georgian Ambassador to Ukraine Teimuraz Sharashenidze for consultations in Tbilisi after the appointment of Mikheil Saakashvili as chairman of Ukraine's Executive Committee on Reforms, Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani has said.
S. Korea, Japan hold working-level talks on trade, history row SEOUL. KAZINFORM South Korea and Japan held working-level talks in San Francisco on Monday (U.S. time) on the ongoing row over wartime history and trade, as their top diplomats gathered there for trilateral talks with the United States, the foreign ministry said.
Rouhani arrives in Tokyo, 1st Iran president Japan visit since 2000 TOKYO. KAZINFORM Iranian President Hassan Rouhani arrived in Tokyo on Friday for a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, becoming the first Iranian leader to visit Japan in nearly two decades amid a persisting standoff with the United States.
S. Korea, Japan begin high-level talks over trade war SEOUL. KAZINFORM South Korea and Japan started high-level talks in Tokyo on Monday as the first step to seek a breakthrough in settling their monthslong trade row that undermines bilateral economic ties and potentially disturbs international supply chains.