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The final countdown has begun. At the end of this month Donald Trump is set for another bout of Pakistan grandstanding. Naturally, in keeping with recent American presidential traditions, he will not set foot in this country himself.

 

A new paper from the State Bank of Pakistan draws attention to the implications that our growing trade ties with China have for Pakistan’s economy.

 

The 14th India- EU summit, held in Delhi on October 6, drew attention to an important dimension of India’s foreign policy and international economic engagement which normally receives scant public or analytical attention.

 

By Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s unscripted interaction with Chinese border troops during a visit to Nathu La has drawn praise from several quarters in China.

 
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When India's new Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman. visited the India-China border on October 6, she did not just review security there but also taught Chinese soldiers how to greet with the traditional Indian greeting 'namaste'.

 

 

As the Chinese public celebrated the National Day holidays, the Sino-Indian border issue was again thrust into the media limelight in India.

 

Recently Pakistan was embarrassed in the UN General Assembly by its Permanent Representative’s gaffe, when she waved the photograph of a Palestinian girl injured in an Israeli raid and tried to pass it off as a Kashmiri victim of alleged Indian atrocities.

 
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Pakistanis were expecting a lot out of the meeting between Foreign Minister, Khawaja Asif, and US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson; especially after our recent diplomatic outreach in Afghanistan.

 

The forthcoming 14th India-EU summit in Delhi has the potential to rejuvenate bilateral ties and to provide a new direction to free-trade agreement (FTA) negotiations.

 
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Nawaz Sharif may be busy plotting his political comeback, it seems as if his party is doing rather well on its own. Since Nawaz’s exit, the ruling PMLN has seemingly come along in leaps and bounds in resetting the Pak-US bilateral relationship.

 


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