Month: August 2017

PM Lee Visit to Germany and G20 Summit

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was on a working visit to Germany from 6 to 11 July 2017 at the invitation of Her Excellency Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. PM Lee visited Berlin and Hamburg (to attend the G20 Leaders’ Summit) and Munich. In Berlin, PM Lee was hosted to lunch by Chancellor Merkel where they discussed ways to further strengthen bilateral cooperation, as well as regional and international issues of mutual interest. In Hamburg, PM Lee participated in the G20 Leaders’ Summit discussions on global economic growth, trade and finance, digitalization and jobs, as...

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Global Ceylon Tea Party

On 6th July 2017 to mark the 150th Anniversary of Ceylon Tea, a 24-hour long global tea party was hosted by Sri Lanka’s Diplomatic Missions around the world. Starting in Fiji and spreading across every time zone, starting sharp at five in the evening at each of the 50 or so countries taking part. Tea is Sri Lanka’s most important agricultural commodity, with Ceylon Tea being one of the top exporters of the nation. The tea industryhas played a vital role in shaping not only the economic, but cultural and social identities of the country as well, so such...

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New Canadian Scholarship Programme for ASEAN Jubilee

To mark ASEAN’s 50th Anniversary and the 40th Anniversary of ASEAN-Canada dialogue partner relations, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, announced on behalf of the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie, that Canada will support a new scholarship programme for ASEAN. This initiative will provide US$10 million over five years for post-secondary students and mid-career professionals from Southeast Asia to access world-class education in Canada. The Minister made the announcement at the Canada-ASEAN Post Ministerial Conference in Manila, Philippines. Canada is committed to combating povertyand promoting human rights in Southeast Asia, especially the...

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The national airline Uzbekistan Airways carries out c a project on the construction of a cutting edge civil aviation complex on the basis of Tashkent-Vostochny airfield

The national airline Uzbekistan Airways carries out c a project on the construction of a cutting edge civil aviation complex on the basis of Tashkent-Vostochny airfield President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev has signed a corresponding decree. According to the document, in view of public complaints caused by the demolition of residential and non-residential buildings, the transfer of the Qorasuv Canal section and the resettlement of citizens, the implementation of the investment project on the construction of a new international passenger terminal of the Tashkent airport will be temporarily suspended. To increase the efficiency of operation and radically improve the quality of service for passengers arriving by international flights, it is envisaged to increase the capacity of the Tashkent international airport by reconstructing the former building of local airlines and equipping it with up-to-date equipment for servicing passengers and their luggage. A cutting edge complex will be built on the basis of the Tashkent-Vostochny airfield to provide the highest level of receptions and farewells for foreign delegations. The project aims at the development of the respective infrastructure in line with world standards, improvement of flight conditions and quality of passenger service, bringing it to the latest international requirements and standards. The construction of the civil aviation airport complex will be funded through the loans of foreign financial institutions, as well as private funds of the NAC Uzbekistan Airways in terms...

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Delegation of Uzbekistan participated in the Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers

Delegation of Uzbekistan participated in the Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers On July 10-11, 2017 the Delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan took part in the 44th Session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Abidjan (the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire). After the report on the results of the chairmanship of the Republic of Uzbekistan in the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in 2016-2017, which was held under the slogan “Education and enlightenment – path to peace and creativity”, the ceremony of the official transfer of the chairmanship for 2017-2018 to the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire was held. The delegations of the OIC Member States discussed topical issues of the organization’s activities and adopted resolutions on political, legal, organizational, social and economic, cultural and humanitarian issues. On the initiative of Uzbekistan, supported by other countries, special resolutions “On the Imam Bukhari International Research Center in Samarkand” and “On the establishment of the Special Chair of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) in the structure of the Tashkent Islamic University” were adopted. Thus, the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers again approved the proposals of the Head of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, which were suggested on October 18, 2016 at the 43rd Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers in Tashkent. In the speeches...

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