China keeps Kenya, Djibouti guessing on Security Council seat

23/01/2020 – China has kept Kenya and Djibouti guessing on who it will support for a UN Security Council seat.

Beijing diplomats have pledged support for both but failed to guarantee the vote, sticking to the policy of not taking sides publicly in political duels.

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India/Niger – Visit of External Affairs Minister to Republic of Niger

22/01/2020 – External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar visited Niamey, Republic of Niger from 20-21 January 2020. During the visit, EAM called on President of Niger, H. E. Mahamadou Issoufou on 21 January and both the leaders jointly inaugurated the Mahatma Gandhi International Convention Centre (MGICC). MGICC is the first centre to be established in Africa by India to honour the memory of Mahatma Gandhi whose 150th birth anniversary was observed in 2019. Continuer à lire … « India/Niger – Visit of External Affairs Minister to Republic of Niger »

Canada and Sudan elevate diplomatic representation to the Ambassadorial level

21/01/2020 – Canada and Sudan have agreed to upgrade diplomatic relations and boost bilateral cooperation after the popular uprising that toppled down the former regime of Omer al-Bashir.The announcement was made in Ottawa and Khartoum as Canada’s Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rob Oliphant, was in the Sudanese capital to meet with the Sudanese Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok. Continuer à lire … « Canada and Sudan elevate diplomatic representation to the Ambassadorial level »

Libya / EU – Foreign Ministry postpones EU officials’ visit to Tripoli

06/01/2020 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has decided to postpone the visit of the European Union’s foreign policy chief to Libya, along with the foreign ministers of France, Britain, Italy, and Germany until further notice, « in view of the current circumstances, » according to a statement by the ministry today.

The visit of the EU officials to Tripoli was scheduled for Tuesday to discuss with the Chairman of the Presidential Council Fayez Al-Sarraj the developing situation in Libya.

The Libya Observer

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Boko Haram: Presidency allays fears over Chadian troops withdrawal

06/01/2020 – The Presidency on Sunday asked Nigerians not to panic over the withdrawal of 1,200 Chadian troops from the Lake Chad Basin bordering the country.

It said the withdrawal was in line with the mandate of the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF), launched on July 1, 2016 and due to end on December 31, 2019.

It said Nigeria will be sending troops to Chad as part of a new concept against the Boko Haram insurgency. Continuer à lire … « Boko Haram: Presidency allays fears over Chadian troops withdrawal »

Wang Yi to Visit Egypt, Djibouti, Eritrea, Burundi and Zimbabwe

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Geng Shuang announces:

At the invitation of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Egypt Sameh Hassan Shoukry, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Djibouti Mahmoud Ali Youssouf, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Eritrea Osman Saleh Mohammed, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Burundi Ezechiel Nibigira, and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade of Zimbabwe Sibusiso Busi Moyo, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi will pay official visits to the aforementioned countries from January 7 to 13.

China Embassy in the US

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Turkey, Libya may contract international firms to search for hydrocarbons in eastern Med

05/01/2020 – Turkey and Libya could work with international companies to search for oil and gas in the eastern Mediterranean, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, following a deal between Ankara and the Tripoli-based government on maritime borders.In November, Libya’s internationally recognized government in Tripoli and Turkey clinched a deal on drilling for natural gas, in a step Ankara said aimed to defend its rights in the region.

REUTERS

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