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China, Philippines agree South China Sea issue does not determine all relations

Updated: Aug 06, 2016 14:00 IST      
China, Philippines agree South China Sea issue does not determine all relations

Vientiane (Laos), Aug. 6 (ANI): Ministers from China and Philippines have agreed that the South China Sea issue does not determine all aspects of relations between the two countries and will not affect bilateral cooperation in economic, trade and investment fields.

Chinese Minister of Commerce Gao Hucheng after meeting his Philippine counterpart Ramon Lopez in Lao capital Vientiane yesterday said that both countries have the capability and wisdom to solve the issue on the existing basis through bilateral negotiation and the consultation mechanism between China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), reports Xinhua.

He added that meeting also focused on measures to further recover and develop economic and trade relations between the two countries.

Speaking on the sidelines of the 48th ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting that kicked off here on Wednesday, Gao said that both Lopez and he agreed that the two countries should restart the China- Philippines joint economic and trade committee, an important mechanism on bilateral trade and economic cooperation, which has been stalled for five years.

The Chinese minister also said that the new Philippine administration has repeatedly expressed willingness to improve relations with Beijing through bilateral channels and direct dialogues, which created favorable condition for bilateral cooperation in a number of areas.(ANI)

Islamabad [Pakistan], June 27 (ANI): The Pakistan Supreme Court-appointed Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which is probing the Panama Papers case, has summoned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz to appear before it for questioning for the first time.

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Amsterdam [The Netherlands], June 27 (ANI):Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the Netherlands on Tuesday on the final leg of his three-nation tour after concluding his visit to the United States.

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Washington D.C. [United States], June 27 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have pledged to increase economic cooperation to make their nations stronger and their citizens more prosperous.

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PM Modi, Trump pledge to deepen defense, security cooperation

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 11:26 IST     

Washington D.C. [United States], June 27 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have pledged to deepen defense and security cooperation, building on the United States' recognition of India as a major defense partner.

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Suspicious package found near White House cleared

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 09:03 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): A suspicious package that was found near Pennsylvania Avenue close to White House, just two blocks away from the place where Prime Minister Narendra Modi was staying, was cleared by the Secret Service agents.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): India appreciated the United States designation of the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddinas a Specially Designated Global Terrorist as evidence of the commitment of the United States to end terror in all its forms, a joint statement issued by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald, following delegation-level talks, said.

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India, U.S. vow to bring stability to Indo-Pacific region

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 08:38 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Modi, as responsible stewards in the Indo-Pacific region, agreed that a close partnership between the United States and India is central to peace and stability in the region, a joint statement issued by the two leaders, following delegation-level talks, said.

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U.S. to declare China among worst human trafficking offenders

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 08:37 IST     

London [U.K.], June 27 (ANI): The tension between the United States and China is likely to aggravate as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is set to declare Beijing as among the world's worst offenders in human trafficking and labour.

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India, U.S. to work together on advanced defence equipment

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 08:13 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): The United States and India look forward to working together on advanced defence equipment and technology at a level commensurate with that of the closest allies and partners of the U.S., a joint statement issued by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald, following delegation-level talks, said.

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Islamabad [Pakistan], June 27 (ANI): Poverty statistics of Pakistan for fiscal 2014-15 appear to suggest that at least seventy (70) percent of the country acts as an ideal breeding ground for militants and jihadis.

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PM Modi, Trump called on Pak to curb terrorism: MEA

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 07:04 IST     

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has said that terrorism and counter-terrorism ruled the discussions between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Donald Trump even as they called on Pakistan to ensure that its territory is not used to launch terror attacks on other countries.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump gave Indian Prime Minister a guided tour of his residence quarters in the White House, including Lincoln bedroom and showed him a copy of the famous Gettysburg address of the 16th President of the United States of America and the desk on which he wrote it, on Monday.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid special emphasis on the growing camaraderie between India and the United States even as he addressed the media jointly with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House here on Monday.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump stressed on eliminating and destroying radical Islamic terrorism even as he addressed the press, along with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the White House here on Monday.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the second day of visit to the United States, sat down for delegation-level talks with U.S. President Donald Trump in the Cabinet Room at the White House here.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi was grateful to United States President Donald Trump as he, along with the First Lady, Melania, rendered a warm and grand welcome to the Indian Head of State.

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Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], June 27 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump extended a warm welcome to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi even as he, along with First Lady Melania, received him at the White House on Monday.

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Trump, Melania receive PM Modi at White House

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 01:42 IST     

Washington D.C. [USA], June 27 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump along with First Lady Melania received Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on Monday.

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Al-Qaeda releases Swedish hostage held in Mali since 2011

Updated: Jun 27, 2017 01:40 IST     

Stockholm [Sweden], June 27 (ANI): Johan Gustafsson, a Swedish national who was held hostage by al-Qaeda in Mali since 2011, has been released.

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Washington DC [United States] June 27 (ANI): Pakistan is the United States' 'frenemy' and not an ally in war on terror, said a United States security expert on Monday.

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