Mayor of this central Iranian city says that a new chapter has been opened in relations between Isfahan and Gwangju, the sixth largest city in South Korea. On the sidelines of the ceremony, the Silk Road cultural festival was held here that Isfahan mayor described it as a reminiscent of historical ties between Iran and South Korea. The Silk Road or Silk Route is an ancient network of trade routes that were central to cultural interaction through regions of Asia connecting the West and East.
Rouhani and his Kyrgyz counterpart, Almazbek Atambayev, held talks on ways to get stronger Tehran-Bishkek ties in all spheres. The two sides also hailed the outcome of efforts to promote cooperation in diverse fields during 24 years of their diplomatic ties as “positive” and stressed the need for boosting the relations more than ever. For this reason, the Rouhani’s trip to Kyrgyzstan is a manifestation of the two countries’ joint efforts to further deepen relationship. The documents include a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation between Iran’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the Central Asian country’s State Committee of Information Technologies and Communications.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said that he does not want to make an enemy out of the United States anymore, following the victory of Donald Trump in the US presidential election. In a speech before the Filipino community on the first day of his two-day official visit in Malaysia on Wednesday, Duterte briefly recounted the controversy surrounding his quarrel with his country’s long-standing ally, the US, and the advice he received to stop swearing at the western country and its leaders.
A senior American diplomat has reassured the Kingdom about America’s continuing commitment to strong and robust relations regardless of the changes one may see after the US administration is led by Donald Trump. Christopher Henzel, deputy chief of mission at the Riyadh-based US Embassy, said that the Saudi-US partnership “will remain strong.” “This partnership is driven by the interests of both countries, and is sustained by the dense network of relationships and cooperation that has developed over the past 80 years,” said Henzel, while speaking during an election night reception hosted by the US Embassy here on Tuesday.
Palestine’s ambassador to Italy, May Kaileh, said on Monday that the official visit of Italian President Sergio Mattarella to Palestine comes to emphasize the historical relationship and friendship between Italy and Palestine. Kaileh recalled the times Italy voted in support of Palestine, including in the United Nations organizations, saying Italy has been one of the oldest friends of the people of Palestine. She stressed Italy’s continuous financial support to Palestine, particularly in the health and security sectors. Mattarella is scheduled to meet President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem on Tuesday.