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INDONESIA – SAUDI ARABIA
Oil. Pilgrimage, and Saudi king’s visit to Indonesia
On 1 March, King Salman will arrive in Jakarta on an official visit. Breaking with Protocol, President Widodo will welcome him in person at the airport. The Saudi monarch will travel with an entourage of about 1,500 people, including government ministers and princes. The visit includes a short vacation in Bali.
Seoul’s hard-line position leading to collapse of intra-Korean relations
South Korea is blocking humanitarian aid worth millions of dollars and visits to the North. The humanitarian emergency might get worse if trade relations collapse.
24/04/2009 TURKEY - ARMENIA
Armenian genocide, gas obstruct agreement between Ankara and Yerevan
Turkey and Armenia have announced the intention in principle to normalize their relations, under pressure from the United States. but even more important than the question of recognition of the genocide in 1915, there is Azerbaijan between the two countries, threatening to route its gas to Russia.
13/04/2006 SYRIA IRAN
Rafsanjani in Damascus to confirm Iran-Syria ties
US pressures are the main reason for the two countries' strategic alliance. Iran's former president meets Assad and Hezbollah leader.
01/06/2006 VATICAN CHINA
In China the Church only wants to run its own affairs, says Mgr Lajolo
The Pope's 'foreign minister' says the Chinese government should not interfere in the appointment of bishops. The normalisation of relations would be good for social peace. Benedict XVI and Aleksij II might meet in the "not so distant future".
25/04/2009 TURKEY - ARMENIA
Obama recalls Armenian genocide, but avoids using the word, disliked by the Turks
On the day recalling the extermination of the Armenians, the American president avoids using the word that Turkey does not want to hear, but praises and supports the effort of normalization taken by the two countries.
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