Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Indonesia
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Prime Minister Modi’s visit to Indonesia

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Indonesia as a part of his Three-Nation tour to East Asia. His visit is a realization of his “Act East” Policy to create stronger bonds with the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries. Its main objective was bilateral cooperation between the 2 nations in maritime, trade and investment. The two leaders signed 15 agreements on areas including cooperation in defense, exploration, use of outer space, science and technology, capacity building of public officials, dialogue and interaction between governments, think tanks as well as in heal

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General Aziz Ahmed designated New Army Chief of Bangladesh
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General Aziz Ahmed designated New Army Chief of Bangladesh

Lieutenant General Aziz Ahmed has been recently appointed as the new Bangladesh Army Chief for tenure of three years. His term will officially start on 26th June 2018. Lieutenant General Ahmed is currently serving as the Quartermaster General of the Bangladesh Army. The son of Wadud Ahmed, a former Bangladesh Air Force official raised in Chandpur, Ahmed passed his SSC exams from Mohammadpur Government High School and went to Notre Dame College to receive a Diploma in Textile Technology in 1980. He is a graduate of Defense Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur. Ahmed possesses extreme dil

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Aung San Suu Kyi Visits Beijing
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Aung San Suu Kyi Visits Beijing

Myanmar’s Leader of Opposition, Aung San Suu Kyi, visited Beijing on a five-day tour with an aim to building ties with her country’s powerful neighbour, and also met the Chinese President, Xi Jinping. The meeting is being seen as a Chinese ploy to improve its declining influence in Myanmar in the aftermath of some democratic reforms through which the Southeast Asian country moved away from Chinese influence and toward Western Asian nations such as Japan and other potential investors who are ready to bring money into its economy. However, as a matter of fact, China is still the largest fore

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Landmark Decisions in Bangladesh
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Landmark Decisions in Bangladesh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi sealed several deals during his last visit to Bangladesh. In a two-day visit, India & Bangladesh signed 22 pacts to deepen cooperation besides endorsing the historic Land Boundary Agreement or LBA. The Indian Parliament ratified the agreement after 41 years. This was Modi’s one of the biggest achievement, as the agreement was signed in 1974 and Bangladesh had endorsed it the same year, but India ratified in 2015. However, once it happened, the visit to Bangladesh was immediately planned by Modi. Some of the most important pacts included an agreement on coasta

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BRICS nations’ foreign ministers ratify UN Security Council
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BRICS nations’ foreign ministers ratify UN Security Council

The foreign ministers of the BRICS nations endorsed UN Security Council reforms with a view to make it more representative and efficient, whereas putting both China and Russia aside. The meeting was attended by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Foreign Ministers Sergey Lavrov of Russia, Wang Yi of China and Mauro Vieira and the deputy foreign minister of South Africa on 29th of September. The joint statement released after the meeting clearly indicated that reforms of the International Monetary Fund are to be addressed soon. In order to enable full functioning of the New Development

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US-India-Japan trilateral maritime security maintenance
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US-India-Japan trilateral maritime security maintenance

India, US and Japan have recently come down to a consensus to work together on the maintenance of maritime security in the Indo-Pacific region. The trio reached a compliance at the inaugration ceremony of the US-India-Japan Ministerial dialogue held on 29th September, 2015. It was hosted by US Secretary John Kerry with Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Japenese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida. The importance of international law and peaceful settlement of disputes, freedom of navigation and overflight, and unimpeded lawful commerce was also accentuated. US and Japan also greete

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Modi’s US Visit
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Modi’s US Visit

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, has once again set the world stage ablaze with his confidence and stamina – he is at ease with several cultural worlds, international diplomacy, and of course business and investment proposals, managing all with a punishing schedule of meetings and speeches. He met with 47 CEOs in New York and the best of technology entrepreneurs in California. His visit reinforced the economic relationship of the two largest democracies of the world, unlocked new avenues of partnerships and sent strong signals to the world community about India being the next world en

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Afghanistan Wins Approval to Join WTO
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Afghanistan Wins Approval to Join WTO

Afghanistan has won formal approval to join the World Trade Organisation in a move the U.S.-backed government hopes will help lift its war-shattered economy and create jobs in one of the world’s poorest countries. Afghanistan has till June 30 to ratify the agreement, the final step before becoming a full member of the organisation that underpins the global system of international trade. According to a speech given by Afghanistan’s Deputy Chief Executive Mohammad Khan Rahmani in Nairobi, he stated that the trade-led growth will create new economic opportunities and jobs, especially for wom

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Chad President Idriss Deby Visits the UAE
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Chad President Idriss Deby Visits the UAE

The President of Chad, Idriss Deby paid a working visit to the UAE. He was officialy received at the Presidential Airport by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Lt. General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. During his visit, Chadian President met the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.The two leaders discussed to boost bilateral relations, particularly in the fields of economy, trade, investments, deve

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Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi elected as new chair of African Union
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Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi elected as new chair of African Union

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Egypt’s President, has been elected chairman of the African Union by the continental body at a summit in Ethiopia. He has been appointed the chair of the 55-member pan-African body after former Rwandan President Paul Kagame stepped down. The Egyptian leader said he would target his fight against the armed groups on the continent and focus his efforts on rebuilding the countries recovering from conflict during his one year term as a chairman of African Union. According to Sisi, the African Union will use mediation and ‘preventive diplomacy’ as mechanisms for promoti

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