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ASEAN economic ministers agree to deepen integration efforts


September 1st, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Siem Reap (Cambodia), Aug 31 (Xinhua) Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) economic ministers agreed Friday to deepen the bloc's integration efforts towards realising an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015, officials ... Read more...

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Myanmar outlines monetary development master plan


August 3rd, 2012 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Yangon, Aug 3 (IANS) Myanmar has outlined a master plan for monetary development which is to be implemented with the assistance of the World Bank, official media reported Friday.Under the ... Read more...

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Africa gets major share of Indian investments worldwide


July 12th, 2012 - 2:59 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, July 12 (IANS) Africa has bagged a major share of about $3 billion that Indians invested every month around the world, says the head of a government agency that ... Read more...

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India expresses interest in Ghanaian oil as mega trade show opens


July 10th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Accra, July 10 (IANS) India is keen to invest in Ghana's hydrocarbon industry, visiting Commerce Minister Anand Sharma said as a large Indian trade expo opened here Monday. Ghana began ... Read more...

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Child soldiers continue to be recruited in Mali: UNICEF


July 7th, 2012 - 10:31 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 7 (IANS) The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) has reported that an alarming number of children continue to be recruited by Malian armed rebels, Xinhua has reported a ... Read more...

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Moscow hails Mali political settlement


April 10th, 2012 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia Monday hailed the conclusion of an agreement on restoring constitutional order in the west African nation of Mali, where a military junta has seized ... Read more...

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India expresses concern over military coup in Mali


March 23rd, 2012 - 10:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) India Friday expressed concern over the situation in Mali where mutinous soldiers have declared a coup, causing uncertainty in the west African nation."The Government of ... Read more...

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UN chief criticises mutiny in Mali


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, March 23 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Thursday strongly condemned the mutiny in Mali and called on "those responsible to refrain from any actions that could increase ... Read more...

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US to review aid to Mali after coup


March 23rd, 2012 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 23 (IANS) The US State Department said Thursday that it will review its annual aid to Mali after soldiers staged a coup in the African country.State Department spokeswoman ... Read more...

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Mali president flees after coup


March 23rd, 2012 - 1:23 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 22 (IANS) A military coup in Mali has forced the country's President Amadou Toumani Toure to flee, Xinhua reported Thursday.Rebel soldiers said that they had removed President Toure ... Read more...

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Nigerian ex-president on five-day visit to India


March 13th, 2012 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo Monday began a five-day visit to India, looking to explore opportunities to expand the annual bilateral trade that hovers ... Read more...

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Africa targets free trade area by 2017 (Lead)


January 31st, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Addis Ababa, Jan 31 (IANS) Africa will target the establishment of a continental free trade area by 2017, said a document issued here at the closing of the 18th summit ... Read more...

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African regional bloc to study Indian anti-graft measures


November 10th, 2011 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) With corruption being viewed as a major hurdle in the growth of the developing world, Africa's Regional Economic Communities (REC) are working on strengthening anti-graft ... Read more...

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India, African regional blocs discuss training institutes, projects


November 8th, 2011 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Building upon key commitments of its second summit with Africa, India Tuesday discussed the location of training institutes and developmental cooperation with chiefs of leading ... Read more...

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Riots in Liberia ahead of presidential poll run-off


November 7th, 2011 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Monrovia, Nov 7 (IANS) A fresh riot broke out on Monday in Liberia's capital Monrovia, with casualties feared and properties being destroyed ahead of Tuesday's presidential run-off election.A Xinhua reporter ... Read more...

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India backs economic integration of South Asia


September 9th, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 9 (IANS) Ahead of the SAARC summit in the Maldives in November, India has pushed for "progressive economic integration" of South Asia and underlined the need for ... Read more...

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UNSC voices concern over maritime piracy


August 31st, 2011 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Aug 31 (IANS) The UN Security Council has voiced concern over increasing maritime piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, saying the crimes were having an adverse impact on ... Read more...

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India keen to buy minerals from Africa: Sharma


August 9th, 2011 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) India is looking forward to partner with African countries for buying minerals as well supporting them with technology for mining and exploration, Commerce and Industry ... Read more...

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Belarus has the right to IMF loan: PM


June 14th, 2011 - 7:21 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, June 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Belarus has the right to receive a loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Belarusian Prime Minister Mikhail Myasnikovich said Monday."We, as the legal IMF ... Read more...

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Togo seeks Indian investment in infrastructure, industry


April 14th, 2011 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Togo, the African nation that is one of the world's largest producers of phosphate, is keen to attract more Indian investment, especially in infrastructure, ... Read more...

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Krishna to visit Australia tomorrow, uranium sale on agenda


January 18th, 2011 - 10:18 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 18 (ANI): External Affairs Minister S.M Krishna will visit Australia on Wednesday on a three-day visit to attend the third round of the framework dialogue with his Australian ... Read more...

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India holds talks with African regional economic communities


November 19th, 2010 - 11:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) India's "active" engagement with some of Africa's regional economic communities (RECs) had resulted in the signing of several memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with these groups, the ... Read more...

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India holds talks with African regional economic blocs


November 16th, 2010 - 8:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Extending an invitation to African countries to further implement the India-Africa Joint Action Plan, India held talks with the various Regional Economic Communities (RECs) of the continent."The ... Read more...

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South Korea proposes 3-stage unification process


August 15th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Seoul, Aug 15 (DPA) South Korea's president used a speech Sunday marking the 65th anniversary of liberation from Japan to suggest a three-stage plan towards eventual reunification with North Korea. President Lee Myung ... Read more...

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South Korea proposes three-stage reunification plan with North


August 15th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug 15 (ANI): A three-stage reunification with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has been proposed by South Korean President Lee Myung-bak on Sunday.proposed a three-stage reunification with the ... Read more...

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16th ASEAN summit ends


April 9th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Hanoi, April 9 (IANS) The 16th Summit of the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) concluded here Friday, with a pledge to effectively implement the bloc's cooperation pacts over the next five ... Read more...

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ASEAN prepares for third meeting with Economic Community Council


April 7th, 2010 - 11:51 pm ICT by BNO News
HANOI, VIETNAM (BNO NEWS) – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community Council (AECC) met for the third time, reviewing topics such as economic cooperation as they prepare for the ... Read more...

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Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan to establish common economic space before 2012


December 28th, 2009 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
Astana (Kazakhstan), Dec. 28 (ANI): Leaders of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan have announced plans to create a common economic space before 2012 to further enhance cooperation."We will further deepen the process of ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh urges ASEAN leaders to ensure co-operation in growth policies


October 25th, 2009 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Hua Hin (Thailand), Oct 25 (ANI): Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday called the international community to learn lessons from the global economic crisis and ensure co-operation in growth policies.Addressing ... Read more...

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India and Benin should broaden trade ties: Tharoor


October 23rd, 2009 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) India and Benin need to broaden and deepen trade ties and look at new sectors like pharmaceutical and telecom, Minister of State for External Affairs Shashi ... Read more...

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India hoping to take ‘Look East’ policy to new level : PM


October 23rd, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) India was hoping to take its 'Look East' policy to another level in terms of cooperation and economic growth, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday before ... Read more...

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Spain backs African bid for UN Security Council seat


June 24th, 2009 - 4:24 am ICT by IANS
Abuja, Jun 24 (EFE) Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero said around 30 percent of the issues discussed in the UN Security Council are related to Africa, and yet no country ... Read more...

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India seeks China’s support for UN seat


June 6th, 2008 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 6 (IANS) India Friday sought China's support for its UN Security Council aspirations and underlined the need for both countries to be "patient and realistic" in resolving "difficult issues" like ... Read more...

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Manmohan Singh meets Japans Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda


November 21st, 2007 - 2:19 pm ICT by admin
By Naveen Kapoor Singapore, Nov 21 (ANI): The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, met his Japanese counterpart, Yasuo Fukuda, here on Wednesday. During the meeting both leaders reiterated their commitment to their countries ... Read more...

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