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Afghanistan and Sri Lanka Chambers of Commerce sign historic MOU

CEOs of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Investment, Sayed Zaman Hashemi, and the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Manjula de Silva, virtually signed a historic MOU of Cooperation between the two Chambers on Monday, September 28, 2020, the Afghan Embassy in Colombo announced

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Rohingya, water sharing issues to feature in Bangladesh-India JCC meet

Rohingya crisis, water sharing in common rivers, energy, connectivity, bilateral trade and border issues will be the key-features in Bangladesh-India Joint Consultative Commission (JCC) meeting slated for Tuesday

Abdullah Abdullah in Pakistan Meets Qureshi, discusses Afghan peace

Abdullah Abdullah, the chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation, traveled from Kabul to Islamabad on Monday morning for a three-day official visit that will include meeting Prime Minister Imran Khan, as well as the president and other Pakistani officials, Abdullah’s office confirmed

22,000 Nepali migrant workers leave for India

Despite the fear of COVID-19 pandemic, 22,000 Nepalis have left for India via Nepalgunj border point for work

Abdullah Abdullah on three-day visit to Pakistan

Abdullah Abdullah, Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation (HCNR) of Afghanistan, will begin his three-day official visit to Pakistan on Monday as efforts are underway to seek a political end to the two-decade-long conflict in the war-torn country, the Foreign Office here said

India is Bangladesh's loyal friend, closest neighbour: President Abdul Hamid

Bangladesh President Abdul Hamid said that India and Bangladesh are loyal friends and closest neighbours as High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh made a farewell call on him at Bangabhaban

PM Hasina recalls India's contributions to 1971 Liberation War

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday recalled India's contributions to her country's Liberation War in 1971, following which the then East Pakistan became an independent nation

Pakistan PM Imran Khan warns against hasty international withdrawal from Afghanistan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned against hasty withdrawal of foreign powers from Afghanistan, according to media reports

Pakistan opposes India’s demand for UNSC seat

Pakistan on Saturday rejected India’s demand for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council, saying there’s no place for a fascist state in a sensitive decision-making body

Modi, Rajapaksa hold virtual India-Sri Lanka summit

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa held a virtual summit on Saturday in which they discussed bilateral relations and regional and international issues of mutual concern

India expects Sri Lanka to move on port, energy; US$1bn swap, debt relief talks continue: Rajapaksa-Modi summit

India expects Sri Lanka to go ahead with agreed deals on ports and energy request for Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said during a virtual summit with Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaska and a billion US dollar swap to boost forex reserves of the island is still under discussion

India announces $15 million grant for Sri Lanka to strengthen Buddhist ties

During the India-Sri Lanka Virtual Bilateral Summit held Saturday, India announced a US$15 million grant assistance to Sri Lanka to strengthen Buddhist cultural links between the two countries

High aerosol transmission risk at Bhutan-India gate in Gelephu

Gelephu to date reported eight COVID-19 positive cases including the cases detected from the facility quarantine, containment facility, and outside the quarantine

Boarding burning oil tanker saved marine environment around three South Asian nations

Boarding the burning as well as intermittently exploding 'MT New Diamond' - a very large oil tanker holding about 300,000 tonnes of crude - and connecting it to tow to arrest its drift towards the Sri Lankan coast and positioning it into the wind was the turning point in saving the tanker as well as the marine environment, said the Indian Coast Guard

Kashmir will never be a part of India: Pakistan responds to Indian statement

In a strongly worded rebuke to the Indian response following Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) — categorically stated that Jammu and Kashmir never was and never will be a part of India, adding that New Delhi has no claim over the region other than that of a "military occupier"

India cargo ferry link ‘beginning of the end of reliance on Male’’, says Maldives foreign minister

Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid said on Saturday that the establishment of cargo ferry service between India and Kulhudhuffushi city is the beginning of the end of the high dependency on the capital Male’ city for development needs