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Iranian Foreign Minister holds talks with EAM Sushma Swaraj

The Iranian Foreign Minister’s visit comes, 12 days after six-month-long exemptions from US sanctions to India and seven other countries to buy oil from Iran ended. It gains even greater importance in light of the build up of tensions in the gulf region between US-and Iran. Meanwhile, European diplomats urged the United States to exercise “maximum restraint” as tensions mount ... Read More »

VP holds talks with his Vietnamese counterpart in Hanoi

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, who is on a 4-day visit to Vietnam, visited the Monument of National Heroes on Friday and paid homage to the National Heroes and martyrs of the South East Asian nation. Later the vice president held talks with his  Vietnamese counterpart in Hanoi. He will also be meeting the Chairperson of the National Assembly of ... Read More »

China, US talks resume to salvage trade deal

The Chinese delegation, led by Vice-Premier Liu He, is meeting US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. US President Donald Trump said the two sides were close to reaching a deal but China attempted to renegotiate. The US is shortly due to raise tariffs on 200 bn US dollars of Chinese goods, while China says it will ... Read More »

Talks between Russia’s Putin and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un underway

The North Korean leader is believed to be seeking support after failing to reach an agreement with US President Trump on Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons programme at Hanoi earlier this year. Russia says that situation in the Korean peninsula had stabilised somewhat in recent months and Russia intends to help in any way possible to cement that positive trend. Russia has ... Read More »

FS Gokhale hold talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang in Beijing

In his opening remarks, the Indian Foreign Secretary said it has been year since Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping met at the Chinese city of Wuhan where the two leaders reached many understandings. He said both sides were making efforts to implement the understandings reached at the Wuhan meeting. In his opening remarks, Wang said China ... Read More »

British PM holds talks with German Chancellor over delay of Brexit deal

British PM May is also scheduled to meet French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday in Paris to urge him to back her request to delay Brexit again until June 30. EU leaders will meet in Brussels on Thursday to discuss British PM May’s request to move the Brexit deadline, which is set for April 12. Theresa May will be at an emergency summit ... Read More »

US, China trade talks could wrap in four weeks: Trump

“We are getting very close to making a deal,” he said ahead of a White House meeting with Chinese trade envoy Liu He. “Progress is being made at a very rapid pace.” “We will probably know over the next four weeks. It may take two weeks after that…. It’s looking very good.” A deal would allow a summit between him ... Read More »

Brexit: UK government, opposition in crisis talks

With options running out, May switched course and invited Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for talks on Wednesday in a bid to forge a compromise that avoids a chaotic “no-deal” departure from the European Union in eight days’ time. Negotiating teams for both sides were to meet again on Thursday for a full day of urgent discussions. May’s divorce deal with ... Read More »

Mike Pompeo to skip G7 foreign ministers talks in France

Officials did not explain Pompeo’s absence. But the move comes amid a long list of disagreements, including the US rejection of international agreements on ending Iran’s nuclear program and fighting climate change. The State Department said that Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan would represent the United States and be joined by David Hale, the top-ranking US career diplomat, at ... Read More »

South Korea calls for resumption of nuclear talks

South Korean President Moon Jae-in says Seoul will actively try to get the nuclear negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang quickly back on track. Moon made the comments in National Security Council meeting to discuss South Korea’s diplomatic strategy following the breakdown of a high-stakes summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last week in Vietnam. ... Read More »

Kim-Trump nuclear talks end abruptly without deal

The 2nd summit meet between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended abruptly on day 2 of talks without any agreement..No joint agreement was signed as talks ended in stalemate though a joint agreement signing event had been pre-arranged. Coming out the talks..Trump said he had to walk out of the talks as Kim wanted ... Read More »

N Korean leader Kim arrives in Vietnam for talks with U.S. President

Kim’s green and yellow train pulled into Dong Dang station, where he disembarked and travel the remaining journey to Hanoi by car.   Meanwhile, the US President has also left for Hanoi for his second summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. The two leaders are due to meet in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, on Wednesday and Thursday, eight months after ... Read More »

PM Modi holds delegation level talks with South Korean President

In a one to one talk with Korean President Moon Jae In in Seoul, Prime Minister Modi said that Special strategic partnership between both the countries is very significant not only for India but also for the world. eferring to last week’s terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, President Moon said that terrorism is a menace against civilization and ... Read More »

PM Modi holds talks with Saudi Crown Prince

The two sides will also hold delegation level talks. Several agreements are expected to be signed following the talks between the two leaders.  The Crown Prince was accorded ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan Wednesday morning.  Speaking to the media, the Crown Prince said that he wants the relationship between India and Saudi Arabia to be maintained and improved for ... Read More »

PM Modi to hold talks with Saudi Crown Prince

Several agreements are expected to be signed following the talks. The Crown Prince will also call on President Ram Nath Kovind. Saudi Crown Prince arrived in New Delhi yesterday evening on a two-day visit to India. Prime Minister Modi received him Prince upon his arrival. The Crown Prince, who is also the Vice President of the Council of Ministers and ... Read More »

PM Holds delegation level talks with Argentinian President

He said there is a need to take decisive step against terrorism at global level. The Prime Minister said that  Pulwama Terror Attack shows that now time has come to firmly and decisively deal with terrorism. At the delegation level talks.. both the leaders reviewed progress in areas of commerce and Science & Technology. Later India and Argentina signed 10 ... Read More »

Democratic and Republican negotiators holding talks to reach deal on border security

Negotiations broke down during the weekend over funding for immigrant detention beds and physical barriers along the US-Mexico border. Trump’s December demand for $5.7bn to help construct a border wall triggered the 35-day partial government shutdown that ended last month. Trump agreed to reopen the government for three weeks to allow congressional negotiators time to find a compromise on government ... Read More »

Democratic and Republican negotiators are holding talks to try to reach a deal on border security.

Negotiations broke down during the weekend over funding for immigrant detention beds and physical barriers along the US-Mexico border. Trump’s December demand for $5.7bn to help construct a border wall triggered the 35-day partial government shutdown that ended last month. Trump agreed to reopen the government for three weeks to allow congressional negotiators time to find a compromise on government ... Read More »

Taliban-Afghan talks get underway in Moscow

The talks come 10 days after peace negotiations between the United States and the Taliban in Qatar ended with signs of progress towards the withdrawal of thousands of foreign troops from Afghanistan and an end to more than 17 years of war.  The push for peace comes as the Taliban, have staged near daily attacks and are in control of ... Read More »

Pak Minister Talks To Hurriyat Leader, India Summons Envoy

The Foreign Secretary conveyed the Government of India’s condemnation in the strongest terms…saying it an attempt by Pakistan to subvert India’s unity and to violate India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, by none other than the Pakistan Foreign Minister. Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale had “underscored that by this action Pakistan has confirmed yet again that it officially abets and encourages individuals ... Read More »

PM Modi, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa hold talks on bilateral, regional & global issues of mutual interest

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and South African President Cyril Ramaphosa held talks on bilateral, regional and global issues of mutual interest. In his press statement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that, visit of the South African President is crucial. He said, all bilateral issues including trade and investment were discussed. The Prime Minister said India is partner in South Africa’s ... Read More »

High time for US-North Korea talks to start again seriously: UN chief

“We believe it’s high time to make sure that the negotiations between the United States and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea start again seriously, and that a road map is clearly defined for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula,” Guterres told a news conference. A top North Korean nuclear envoy met President Donald Trump at the White House after ... Read More »

HPCL in talks with Total SA to build second LPG storage facility: Report

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) reportedly in preliminary talk with Total SA, to build an underground Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) storage facility. The company might build its second LPG in Mangalore in the state of Karnataka. For the first LPG cavern in Visakhapatnam in the state of Andhra Pradesh the company has also partnered with Total SA. HPCL is an Indian ... Read More »

Trump invites Democrats for talks to end shutdown over Mexico wall

US President Donald Trump urged the opposition Democrats to visit the White House for talks to end the government shutdown, which is now in its record 22nd day. In a tweet, he said he is waiting for Democrats leaders and they should come back to Washington to end the shutdown. This statement comes days after he walked out of a ... Read More »

EAM and Uzbek Foreign Minister Kamilov hold talks

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held talks with her Uzbekistan counterpart Abdulaziz Kamilov and discussed measures for stepping up bilateral cooperation in a number of areas, including trade, economy, defence and IT. Sushma Swaraj arrived in the ancient city of Samarkand on Saturday on a two-day visit to Uzbekistan to attend the first ever India-Central Asia Dialogue. The meet is expected ... Read More »

Essel Group in talks to raise upto $400 million: Report

Essel Group is reportedly in talks with investors to raise upto $400 million in a structured credit transaction. The group will raise funds to refinance a part of the promoter debt which will mature over the next few quarters. Essel Propack is a flagship company of the Essel group is a producer of plastic packaging material in the form of ... Read More »

PM Modi, Norwegian PM Solberg hold talks in Delhi

Solberg arrived in New Delhi on Monday on a three-day visit to India. She is accompanied by senior officials from her government and a large business delegation. Solberg was accorded ceremonial reception at forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan this morning. She paid homage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on the visiting ... Read More »

PM Modi, Norwegian PM Solberg to hold talks in Delhi

Solberg arrived in New Delhi on Monday on a three-day visit to India. She is accompanied by senior officials from her government and a large business delegation. Solberg was accorded ceremonial reception at forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan this morning. She paid homage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on the visiting ... Read More »