UAE, Nigeria seeking stronger bilateral ties

2018/05/11 – Fahad Mohammed Obaid Al Tafaq, the new UAE Ambassador to Nigeria, has met here with Khadija Bukar Abba Ibrahim, the Nignerian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, to discuss ways of bolstering bilateral ties between the two friendly nations and exchange views on a range of issues of mutual interest.While welcoming the new diplomat, the Nigerian minister affirmed that he would receive every possible assistance to properly discharge his diplomatic duties of enhancing bilateral tries.

In turn, Ambassador Al Tafaq thanked the minister, emphasising his desire to further consolidate ties of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.

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Britain to open embassy in Djibouti in diplomatic shake-up

2018/04/11 – Britain’s foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt is preparing for a massive expansion of the country’s diplomatic network, with more than 1,000 extra staff at home and abroad, as part of a review of its global ambitions for the post-Brexit era. The plans include a new embassy in Djibouti. Continuer à lire … « Britain to open embassy in Djibouti in diplomatic shake-up »

Gambia Establishes Diplomatic Relations With Armenia

2018/16/11 – The Republic of The Gambia on Tuesday 9 October 2018 has established diplomatic relations with Armenia, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad. Continuer à lire … « Gambia Establishes Diplomatic Relations With Armenia »

Russia views Africa as continent of the future, says diplomat

2018/16/11 – Russia considers Africa to be the continent of the future and the global storehouse. Today new opportunities are opening up for deepening cooperation with the countries on the continent, Russian Special Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov told TASS on Tuesday. Continuer à lire … « Russia views Africa as continent of the future, says diplomat »

Italian FM Meets Libya’s Haftar in Benghazi

2018/09/11 – Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero Milanesi held talks in Libya on Monday with Libyan National Army commander Khalifa Haftar.

The meeting in Benghazi was aimed at strengthening bilateral ties, said the ministry.

The two men « had a long and cordial conversation which relaunched close relations with Italy, in a climate of consolidated trust, » the foreign ministry said in a statement. Continuer à lire … « Italian FM Meets Libya’s Haftar in Benghazi »

The Security Briefing: Libya, Lebanon, and Italy’s new defense minister

As part of this GRI series, Nicolò Donà dalle Rose dissects major conflicts around the world and provides reflections on potential future developments. This issue focuses on the appointment of Italy’s new Minister of Defense and its impact on Italian involvement in Libya and Lebanon, as well as Italy’s broader foreign policy stance. Continuer à lire … « The Security Briefing: Libya, Lebanon, and Italy’s new defense minister »

20 years of Russian Default, A Plan to Seize “Superprofits,” What Russia Is Doing in Africa

2018/08/25 – Last weekend marked the 20th anniversary of one of the key events that shaped Russian modern history—the 1998 financial crisis and the government’s default. Another major discussion in the Russian political discourse this week revolved around a proposal by Putin’s economic aide to “seize” over 500 billion rubles from industrial companies to relieve the country’s tax burden. Finally, Russian experts try to explain the Kremlin’s expansion into Africa.

Continuer à lire … « 20 years of Russian Default, A Plan to Seize “Superprofits,” What Russia Is Doing in Africa »