Sunday, Jan 21 2018 | Time 00:13 Hrs(IST)
image
  • Gunmen attack Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel
  • Pence starts Middle East tour in Egypt, pledges 'shoulder-to-shoulder' support
  • Vinod Rai was a "contract killer" hired to kill UPA-2: A Raja
World Share

Socialist International holds its meeting in St Petersburg

Moscow, Oct 20 (UNI) Coinciding with the 137th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in St Petersburg from 14 to 18 October 201, the Socialist International (SI) held its usual meeting of parliamentarians from the social democratic political family to exchange views on key issues for debate and decisions due to be taken by the Assembly of the IPU and to discuss issues of common concern on the international agenda.
According to a press release by the SI on Friday, the meeting, chaired by the SI Secretary General, included among its participants a good number of Speakers and Deputy Speakers of Parliament. Those present included representatives from Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Finland, Ghana, Guinea, Italy, Mali, Nicaragua, Namibia, Niger, Palestine, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Turkey, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, and from the Global Fund.
The participants received a first-hand report from the head of the Palestinian delegation to the talks that had just concluded in Egypt between Fatah and Hamas for reconciliation and national unity. These positive developments were welcomed, and seen as a major contribution and a catalyst to move forward the stalled process for the two-state solution and peace in the region.
Participants shared information on developments in different regions and countries, among them the situation in the Sahel and efforts to end terror and secure peace, with contributions from countries in that region and others. Democracy was also a strong theme in the exchanges, with a particular focus on the situation in Venezuela.
The Secretary General reported on various activities of the Socialist International and the work ahead following the decisions of the last Council and Congress, and on its global work in favour of democracy, the resolution of conflicts, and for greater equality in the world economy.UNi XC-SNU 0932
More News
Indian fishermen arrested by Pakistan

Indian fishermen arrested by Pakistan

20 Jan 2018 | 5:58 PM

Karachi, Jan 20 (UNI) Police said here today that seventeen Indian fishermen have been arrested for allegedly fishing in Pakistani waters.

 Sharesee more..

....

20 Jan 2018 | 5:29 PM

The strategy document is the first of its kind since at least 2014 and sets priorities for the Pentagon for years to come.

 Sharesee more..

Nepal: Oli, Dahal to endorse NA candidate names

20 Jan 2018 | 5:04 PM

Kathmandu, Jan 20 (UNI) Two top leaders of the left alliance have decided to endorse the decision of the task force on the candidates for the National Assembly election with minor changes if necessary, The Kathmandu Post reported on Saturday.

 Sharesee more..

Nepal: Tourism income hits Rs29.32b in 5 months

20 Jan 2018 | 5:01 PM

Kathmandu, Jan 20 (UNI) Nepal earned Rs29.

 Sharesee more..

US to expand partnerships in Indo-Pacific, counter China

20 Jan 2018 | 4:59 PM

Washington, Jan 20 (UNI) The US will expand alliances and partnerships in the Indo-Pacific to build a "networked" security architecture to ensure free access to common domains like sea routes and deter aggression and maintain stability in the region.

 Sharesee more..
image