Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday urged China and Pakistan to nurture even closer ties, and enhance comprehensive strategic cooperation while addressing Pakistan's parliament. In a speech titled "Let all-weather China-Pakistan friendship bear new fruits," Li said peace, development and cooperation is the theme of the times, and Asia has become one of the most dynamic and most visible areas worldwide, reported Xinhua
Islamabad, May 23 (IANS) The Chinese government will unswervingly stick to its friendly policy toward Pakistan and support the South Asian nation in realising stability and better development, visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said here Thursday. Li was speaking during a meeting with Pakistani military leaders, including chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Khalid Shameem Wynne, army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, naval chief Admiral Muhammad Asif Sandila and air force chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt. "The Pakistani military is not only an important force in maintaining security and stability in Pakistan, but also a firm supporter of the China-Pakistan friendship," Xinhua quoted Li as saying.
London, May 23 (IANS) American short story writer Lydia Davis was declared the winner of the fifth 60,000 pounds Man Booker International Prize at aceremony held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Her inventive, carefully-crafted and hard to categorise works saw off the challenge from nine other contenders from around the world, a press release Wednesday evening said.
Brussels, May 23 (IANS/EFE) The heads of state and government of the European Union held a summit Wednesday in an effort to make more progress in fighting tax evasion and tax fraud. EU leaders are targeting tax crimes both within the borders of their countries and in foreign tax havens despite the reluctance of Austria and Luxembourg
Los Angeles, May 22 (IANS) Model-turned actress Lily Cole will be honoured with a doctorate by a Scottish University for outstanding contribution to humanitarian and environmental causes. The 25-year-old will be presented the Doctor of Letters degree from Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) July 3. She had worked with professor Muhammad Yunus of Cambridge University on her new social networking site Impossible.com, where users can offer their skills and services for free, reports dailystar.co.uk.
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) India and Switzerland have firmed up their cooperation in healthcare and would soon ink an agreement on cooperation on non-communicable diseases, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday said. Azad held discussions with Swiss Health Minister Alain Berset at a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the World Health Assembly in Geneva Monday. Azad said that in the continuum of strong Indo-Swiss bilateral cooperation, an MoU between the two countries will be inked soon to further broaden the scope of bilateral ties
New Delhi, May 21 (IANS) Reiterating his philosophy that India and China need to shake hands across the Himalayas, visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Tuesday pushed for greater economic integration between the two Asian giants and combining the strengths of their 2.5 billion people to make an impact on the global scene.
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) India and China scripted a new chapter in their ties Monday as Premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh candidly discussed their recent border row and decided to take steps for an early resolution of a dispute that triggered a war in 1962. Li, making New Delhi his first halt in his foreign trip after assuming office in March, and Manmohan Singh also agreed that the world's two most populous nations and biggest economies have a lot in common despite some known differences. India's ambassador to China
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) Delhiites Monday had a harrowing time due to traffic restrictions put in place in the heart of the city during Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit. Some even slammed the practice of closing roads for the movement of dignitaries
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) India and China favour early resolution of their border dispute and want peace to be maintained on the frontier until then, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Monday. Manmohan Singh also told the media along with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang that they had "wide ranging and candid discussions" on all matters of mutual concern and realised there was "a great deal of meeting of minds". The two leaders addressed the news conference a day after Li arrived in India on a three-day trip, his first visit abroad since assuming office in March.