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Taking Singapore-ROK strategic partnership to higher levels

Taking Singapore-ROK strategic partnership to higher levels

By Ivan Lim AJA Former President Singapore: Singapore is seen as a bridge straddling troubled international waters that will pave the way for South Korea’s New Southern Policy (NSP) of boosting ties with the 10-member- states of Asean (Association of South-east Asian Nations). The NSP is designed to advance President Moon Jae-in’s dream of an […]

Nepal: No extradition treaty during Chinese President Xi visit

Nepal: No extradition treaty during Chinese President Xi visit

By Kuber Chalise Contributor to AsiaN from Nepal Kathmandu: As the diplomatic community and political parties in Kathmandu show serious concern about the Nepal government’s ‘plan’ to sign the Nepal-China Extradition Treaty during the high-level visit from China this weekend, Nepal seems to back out from its plan. “The understanding about China pressing Nepal to […]

Nepal waits to seal Kerung-Kathmandu railway deal during Chinese President’s visit

Nepal waits to seal Kerung-Kathmandu railway deal during Chinese President’s visit

By Kuber Chalise Contributor to AsiaN from Nepal Kathmandu: Nepal is waiting to sign an ambitious Kerung-Kathmandu cross-border railway agreement during the visit of the Chinese President Xi Jinping. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on October 9 confirmed the Chinese President’s arrival in Kathmandu on a two-day state visit accepting the friendly invitation of President […]

Pakistan President promulgates ordinance to establish China Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority

Pakistan President promulgates ordinance to establish China Pakistan Economic Corridor Authority

  By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: President Arif Alvi has promulgated an ordinance to provide for the establishment of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) Authority. The ordinance, signed by the President was promulgated on Monday, when the Prime Minister Imran Khan embarked on a two-day visit to China to hold important talks with […]

Only the Malays can restore dignity of the Malays – Dr Mahathir

Only the Malays can restore dignity of the Malays – Dr Mahathir

Shah Alam: Dr Mahathir Mohamad today said only the Malays can restore the dignity of the Malays and that they must stop expecting others to do it for them. The Prime Minister also said even the government led by a Malay leader could not restore the dignity of the Malays if the Malay people refused […]

U.S., North Korea resume nuclear talks in Sweden after monthslong hiatus

U.S., North Korea resume nuclear talks in Sweden after monthslong hiatus

Stockholm: The United States and North Korea resumed working-level nuclear talks in Sweden on Saturday after a monthslong hiatus, amid cautious optimism and lingering skepticism over the prospects of a compromise. The talks marked their first formal negotiation since February’s summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi collapsed […]

China has no military designs in Pakistan: Ambassador Yu Jing

China has no military designs in Pakistan: Ambassador Yu Jing

    By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Karachi: Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Yu Jing has said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was the essence of bilateral long-term relations between the two countries, which would help Pakistan develop critical infrastructure and was not a means “to colonize the country.” Strongly rejecting propaganda, the ambassador said that […]

Kazakhstan, Oman agree to ease visa restrictions

Kazakhstan, Oman agree to ease visa restrictions

Nur-Sultan: Kazakhstan and Oman have agreed to ease visa restrictions for their nationals visiting each other’s country. Visas have been waived for Omani citizens visiting Kazakhstan starting September 30. Under the regime, an Omani citizen could stay up to 30 days in Kazakhstan without the need of a visa, the press service of the Kazakh […]

Trump: U.S. will talk to North Korea soon

Trump: U.S. will talk to North Korea soon

Washington: U.S. President Donald Trump said that the United States will be talking to North Korea soon, indicating denuclearization negotiations will go ahead as planned despite the regime’s test-firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile earlier this week. Trump’s remarks come as negotiators from the two countries are expected to meet in Sweden this weekend to […]

Afghan Taliban delegation meets Pakistan Foreign Minister

Afghan Taliban delegation meets Pakistan Foreign Minister

By Nasir Aijaz AsiaN Representative Islamabad: The high-level Afghan Taliban delegation currently in Islamabad to meet the Pakistani leadership were received by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Thursday morning, according to a press release issued by the Foreign Office (FO). During their meeting with the foreign minister, the delegates […]

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