The different political parties, including Fuerza Popular, labor unions and businesses and representatives of professional groups will meet today in Government Palace for a meeting of the Forum on the National Agreement, promoted by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the President of Republic Kuczynski . The themes that the participants will debate regarding policies for education, health and land reclamation, after the meeting the representatives of the Forum on the National Agreement talk with the press about the results of the meeting.
The Peruvian President Pablo Kuczynski met this morning with the party leader of the Alliance for Progress (APP) in his private residence. This afternoon will meet for the last the representatives of his party, the PPK. Between Monday and today Kuczynski has met all the leaders of parties in Parliament, particularly relevant the Monday’s meeting with the leader of Fuerza Popular, the majority party in Parliament, Keiko Fujimori.
Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke to the press in the usual year-end speech, he responded to questions on various topics, spoke highly of the U.S.-Russia relationship, not good during the eight years of the Obama presidency. Putin praised the decisions of President-elect Donald Trump, with which it hopes to meet soon in Washington, has harshly criticized both President Obama and Hillary Clinton, in particular has once again rejected accusations of interference in the elections of November, accusing the leaders of the Democratic Party of lying to voters.
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov on Wednesday received Deputy Foreign Minister of Turkey Umit Yalcin. Umit Yalcin expressed gratitude to Minister Mammadyarov for Azerbaijan’s resolute stance with regard to the recent developments in Turkey. The sides stressed the importance of increasing joint anti-terrorism efforts by Azerbaijan and Turkey. They also praised the Azerbaijani-Turkish cooperation and the two countries’ supporting each other’s positions within the international organizations.
High tension inside the Mercosur, Venezuela has convened a meeting of the member countries at which participated only Bolivia, that still has not part of the agreement. The Venezuelan ambassador for Mercosur has expressed his irritation about the inconvenience. The Bolivian diplomacy is trying to mediate between Venezuela and the other members of Mercosur and the Venezuelan Ambassador in Montevideo does not exclude the possibility of a meeting between President Maduro and President Vazquez.
European integration, the crisis with the refugees and the 11 December elections have been topics of discussion in a meeting between the President of the country, George Ivanov and EU ambassador, Samuel Zbogar. President Ivanov has demanded a new approach of the EU towards his country, saying that the approach shown so far has not been productive and has resulted in retrograde political processes.
The Foreign Ministers of the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairing countries will take part in a “3+2” format meeting on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, which will be held in the framework of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Hamburg on December 9, said Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov. Mammadyarov made the remarks at a joint press conference with South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane in Baku Nov. 29. He recalled that Azerbaijan had accepted the proposal of France for a meeting of Foreign Ministers in the format of “3 + 2” on the sidelines of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Hamburg on December 9. “I don’t think the replacement of the co-chairs is going to change something. The new French co-chair (Stéphane Visconti) is an experienced diplomat who is familiar with the region,” he said commenting on the replacement of the US and French co-chairs of the Minsk Group.
On Thursday, Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey lavorv, during a press conference, affirmed that Russia is ready to take part in a new Normandy Quartet (Russia, Germany, France, Ukraine) meeting scheduled for November 29, provided it will not be another pointless meeting. On Wednesday, German top diplomat Frank Walter Steinmeier, while addressing the Bundestag (German Parliament), said that Germany and France had plans to arrange a Normandy Quartet ministerial meeting in Belarus’s capital of Minsk on November 29. On 23rd of November, the members of Contact Group ( Ukraine, Russian federation, Donetsk’s People Republic and Lugansk’s People republic) met during a meeting, but they didn’t reach any positive result. The parties, in particular, needs to agree on the ways to put into effect the law on the special status of Donbass, ensure that the parties to the conflict take simultaneous steps in the security sphere while the Ukrainian authorities implement political reforms in accordance with the Minsk agreements.
At the British Ministry of International Development, Saudi Ambassador to Britain Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf and Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, KSRelief general supervisor, on Monday met with British government and nongovernment relief agencies to discuss about humanitarian activities in various countries. Al-Rabeeah said that the visit “comes as a confirmation of the pioneering role of Saudi Arabia in the area of relief and humanitarian aid under the leadership of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman”. He also emphasized the leading role being played by Saudi Arabia in relief work and humanitarian aid across the world, particularly in Yemen.
France accused Syria and its allies on Wednesday of using the political uncertainty in the United States to launch “total war” against rebel-held areas in the country and said states opposed to President Bashar al-Assad would meet in Paris soon. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is only inaugurated on Jan. 20 and the outgoing administration is not expected to take an active role in Syria so close to leaving office. European diplomats have expressed concern that Assad may feel emboldened by Trump’s vow to build closer ties with Russia, Syria’s ally.