Uzbek Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev sent a letter to his Tajik counterpart Kohir Rasulzoda July 19, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said in a message.
Ever since Turkey joined Nato in 1952, its membership has been viewed as a vital bulwark in the defence of Europe against threats emanating from Russia and the Arab world.
On Monday British MPs voted 472-117 to replace the ageing Trident submarines that carry Britain's nuclear arsenal. But most of the MPs voting against were Scottish, opposed to what theysee as dictates from London and that could mean trouble later on.
Despite the willingness of Turkey and Russia to implement the Turkish Stream gas pipeline project, the position of the EU may be the main constraint for it, Cyril Widdershoven, Middle East geopolitical specialist and energy analyst, partner at Dutch risk consultancy VEROCY and SVP MEA-Risk, believes.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg attended a meeting of the Counter-ISIL Coalition at Joint Air Base Andrews, Maryland on Wednesday (20 July 2016). Discussions focused on the military campaign against ISIL and reaffirmed nations' resolve to degrade and defeat the terrorist organisation.
It is becoming increasingly likely that Estonia's EU presidency will be pushed forward and should this plan receive final confirmation Estonia will be ready, deputy director of the European Union Secretariat at Estonia's Government Office Kristo Pollu said.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has been making her first official foreign visit, talking to Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin. Both appeared to strike a conciliatory tone over future "Brexit" negotiations.
Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov travelled to Ulan Bator, Mongolia July 14-15 to attend the eleventh Asia–Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit and hold a series of bilateral meetings.
Despite all the unsettling news coming out of Europe, not least Britain’s divorce from the common market, one traditional trans-Atlantic alliance remains essentially intact: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization. At its latest summit meeting in Warsaw, NATO did what it had to do to stay relevant and reasonably united. “We’re moving forward with the most significant reinforcement of collective defense any time since the Cold War,” was the way President Obama summed things up.
A few months before Friday’s attempted coup in Turkey, pro-government media outlets there published reports that the United States was actively plotting to depose Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Things came to a head at a State Department briefing in late March, when a Turkish reporter confronted spokesman John Kirby with the rumor: “Does the U.S. government try to overthrow the Erdogan government?” he asked.
Canada is proud to assume the leadership role in NATO’s multinational battalion-size battle group in Latvia, said Canadian Foreign Minister Stephane Dion during his visit to Riga today.
Germany’s neighbors and allies mostly concede that the country has taken responsibility for the horrors of its past. What they really worry about is what course it charts for the future. As Europe’s largest economy and its de facto leader, as well as the United States’ current partner of choice on the continent, Germany’s actions are of consequence not only to itself. Or as Poland’s then-Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski memorably said in Berlin in 2011 : “I fear German power less than I am beginning to fear German inactivity.”
The NATO summit in Warsaw marked an important stage in the evolution of NATO countries’ military and political planning and in the evolution of the alliance as a whole. Officials from the NATO states and the Alliance itself compared the Warsaw Summit in its significance to the summits held when bipolar confrontation was coming to an end: to the 1990 London Summit and to the 1991 Rome Summit. Warsaw Summit documents and statements made on the summit’s sidelines sound, as never before, like harsh answers to a perceived threat. In this sense, NATO has come closer to Russia whose rhetoric had changed in this regard years ago.
The time is long overdue for Parliament to take its vote on the main investment decision to build the four successor SSBN to replace the now ageing Vanguard class. Having delegated its democratically elected leadership responsibilities over the UK’s membership of the EU it must make this equally strategic decision for the country in this session. At stake is not only the bedrock of the security of the UK and her national interests, but those of our Allies in NATO and further afield.
Critics warn that granting Market Economy Status to China would threaten millions of European jobs. This is an exaggerated view, Erdal Yalcin told EurActiv Germany.