Bilateral Relations

India, China to jointly train Afghan Diplomats from October
Kabul - India and China will jointly train Afghan diplomats from October this year. A high-level official in the Indian government has said that  Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, during his...
China appreciates Pakistani FM Qureshi’s visit to Kabul
Beijing - Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday highly appreciated Shah Mehmood Qureshi visit to Kabul and hopes both sides to build a mutually beneficial relationship and further enhance cooperation. Chinese...
Afghanistan disappointed by scale of China-India infrastructure project in country
New Delhi - India has conceded to China’s request to jointly implement a limited “capacity building” project in Afghanistan instead of a large-scale venture in the infrastructure or energy sectors,...
China, EU can join hands on infrastructure plans
Beijing - The European Commission came up with a new connectivity strategy on Wednesday that seeks to improve transport, energy and digital infrastructure links with Asia. While the approach is...
EU, China experts defend liberalized trade
Geneva - A number of experts and former government officials from the European Union and China stressed on Wednesday that they should find a way to safeguard and improve the...
EU officials clash with Chinese firm on drug factory inspection
London - European medicines regulators have issued a notice that an ingredient for a generic brain cancer drug made in China does not meet manufacturing standards, after inspectors were refused...
Iran looks wearily to China for help as US sanctions resume
Tehran - It's hard not to see China wherever you look in Iran. From Chinese goods flooding markets to its business people eager for deals as Western business interests flee,...
Pakistan to initiate ‘mega projects’ with China, Iran: NA Speaker
Islamabad - National Assembly (NA) Speaker Asad Qaiser has said that Pakistan would sign agreements with China and Iran for the initiation of mega projects; which would help in stabilising...
China defies US pressure as EU parts ways with Iranian oil
Singapore - China, seeking to skirt US sanctions, will use oil tankers from Iran for its purchases of that country’s crude, throwing Tehran a lifeline while European companies such as...
India, China to jointly train Afghan Diplomats from October
Kabul - India and China will jointly train Afghan diplomats from October this year. A high-level official in the Indian government has said that  Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, during his...
India, China embroiled in world’s largest real estate dispute won’t end: Ex-foreign Secy
New Delhi - Former foreign secretary S Jaishankar has delinked Chinese transgressions and infrastructure buildup along the border and called it a case of “action-reaction.” Jaishankar told a committee on...
India tells UN China-Pakistan economic corridor violates India’s territorial integrity
New Delhi - India raised the issue of Pakistan and China violating India's territorial integrity at the 39th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Ambassador Virander Paul, Deputy...
US sanctions Chinese military for buying Russian weapons
Washington - The US imposed sanctions Thursday against China's military for its purchases of Russian military equipment in a move US officials said is meant to punish Moscow for its...
Xi, Putin meet as Russia kicks off biggest ever war games
Moscow - Russia launched its largest war games since the Cold War on Tuesday with hundreds of thousands of troops, including Chinese soldiers taking part for the first time, in...
Russia, China agree to reduce use of dollar in trade
Vladivostok - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday said Moscow and Beijing plan to use their own national currencies more often in trade deals as Russia’s relations with the West deteriorate....
Afghan envoy to India resigns during Ghani’s visit
New Delhi - Afghanistan’s ambassador to India, Shaida Mohammad Abdali, resigned on Wednesday during an official visit by President Ashraf Ghani to the South Asian country. Abdali handed his resignation...
India, China to jointly train Afghan Diplomats from October
Kabul - India and China will jointly train Afghan diplomats from October this year. A high-level official in the Indian government has said that  Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, during his...
Afghanistan disappointed by scale of China-India infrastructure project in country
New Delhi - India has conceded to China’s request to jointly implement a limited “capacity building” project in Afghanistan instead of a large-scale venture in the infrastructure or energy sectors,...
Iran left with just 2 oil clients in India after firm cancels imports
Tehran - Chennai Petroleum will stop processing Iranian crude oil from October to keep its insurance coverage once new sanctions by the United States against Iran go into effect, three...
India’s Iran, Russia deals not likely to scuttle better US-India ties
Washington - U.S. pressure on India to halt oil imports from Iran and shelve major defense purchases from Russia, countries that New Delhi sees as regional allies, will feature prominently...
India secures release of 21 Indian fishermen from Iran
New Delhi - India has secured release of 31 fishermen from Tamil Nadu who were stranded in Iran after their employers in the West Asian nation withheld their passports, External...
Iran-Pakistan non-oil trade hits 642 mln USD in 5 months
Tehran - Iran and Pakistan traded 1.27 million tons of non-oil commodities worth 642.63 million U.S. dollars from March 21 to Aug. 22, Eghtesad online news website reported on Monday....
Greater cooperation needed b/w Pakistan, Iran in energy, petroleum sectors: Sarwar
Tehran - Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Ghulam Sarwar Khan has called for greater cooperation between Pakistan and Iran in areas of energy and petroleum. He was talking to...
Pakistan to enhance economic ties with Iran
Iran - Minister for Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs (EAD) Asad Umar said Pakistan is committed to enhance economic ties with Iran and remove the trade barriers. He made the...
Pak-China partnership not against any country: FPCCI
Lahore - The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has said that Pakistan’s partnership with China is not against any country and it does not impede relations...
China poised to become Pakistan’s new strategic benefactor
Washington - The United States’ top diplomat, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, visited Pakistan this month, along with the chairman the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Joseph Dunford. This...
India tells UN China-Pakistan economic corridor violates India’s territorial integrity
New Delhi - India raised the issue of Pakistan and China violating India's territorial integrity at the 39th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Ambassador Virander Paul, Deputy...
China appreciates Pakistani FM Qureshi’s visit to Kabul
Beijing - Chinese Foreign Ministry on Tuesday highly appreciated Shah Mehmood Qureshi visit to Kabul and hopes both sides to build a mutually beneficial relationship and further enhance cooperation. Chinese...
Pakistan, Afghanistan need to boost trade ties
Kabul - Prime Minister Imran Khan’s quest for close relations with neighbouring Afghanistan, especially trade ties, is a welcoming step at a time when reports suggest a decrease in bilateral...
China, Pakistan agree to open economic corridor to investment from other countries
Beijing - China has moved to ease concerns about the strategic intent behind its vast infrastructure push by agreeing to invite third-country investors to be part of its US$60 billion...
China supports Pakistan thru dev projects in multiple avenues: Yao Jing
Beijing - A very graceful ceremony on the River Closure was held for 720MW Karot Hydropower Project at the site of Karot Project. The Project is located on Jhelum River...
PTI prioritizes completing CPEC projects : Murad Saeed
Islamabad - Minister of State for Communications Murad Saeed said on Sunday the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government would complete all projects of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). “Reforms are being introduced in...
CPEC-BRI Cairo Dialogue opens avenues for cooperation with Middle East and Europe
Cairo - Federal ministers, senior government and defence officials, leaders of central banks and principal commercial entities, business and sectoral heads, investors, policymakers and opinion formers from Pakistan, Egypt, China and...
Governor for boosting ties with EU, other countries
Lahore - Punjab Governor Ch Muhammad Sarwar has said Pakistan is a peaceful country which has rendered invaluable sacrifices for peace in the region. Pakistan intends to achieve its economic...
Pakistan, EU to strengthen trade, economic ties
Islamabad - Pakistan and the European Union have agreed to strengthen their trade and economic ties. The agreement came at a meeting between National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar and a...
Leading journalists join call for EU copyright reform
Paris - Leading journalists from more than 20 countries joined a call for European lawmakers to approve a controversial media reform aimed at forcing internet giants to pay for news...
India-Pakistan trade may rise to $37bln if barriers lifted: WB
New Delhi - India and Pakistan can increase their trade volume from the present $2 billion to $37 billion if both countries do away with artificial trade barriers, a World...
India tells UN China-Pakistan economic corridor violates India’s territorial integrity
New Delhi - India raised the issue of Pakistan and China violating India's territorial integrity at the 39th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council. Ambassador Virander Paul, Deputy...
Sidhu thanks Pakistan for opening Kartarpur border
New Delhi - Former Indian cricketer and Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday welcomed the decision of Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa to open...
Russia awards National Honor to Pakistani soldiers who rescued mountaineer
Islamabad - Back in July, a team of Pakistan Army rescued a Russian mountaineer, Alexander Gukov, stranded on the Latok 1 mountain peak of the Karakoram Range. For Pakistan Army...
India and Pakistan fight together for the first time, thanks to Russia and China
Moscow - Longtime foes India and Pakistan have jointly participated in anti-terror drills for the first time with support from Russia and China, which have also joined several other Asian...
Pakistani and Indian soldiers dance together in Russia
Moscow - Scores of Pakistani and Indian soldiers displayed a rare sight when they danced together on the sidelines of the military drills currently being conducted in Russia. Clad in...

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