Tag: Bilateral relations

Netanyahu Talks with Morocco’s King and invites him to Israel to further strengthen bilateral ties
Middle East & Africa

Netanyahu Talks with Morocco’s King and invites him to Israel to further strengthen bilateral ties

Netanyahu Talks with Morocco’s King: On Friday, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a phone conversation with Morocco’s King Mohammed VI to reinforce bilateral relations and also invited him to visit Israel, Netanyahu’s office stated. 

The two chiefs talked about advancing with a US-brokered agreement that was declared recently to normalize diplomatic ties, as per the Israeli statement.

Netanyahu expressed gratitude toward King Mohammed for facilitating an official Israeli delegation this week. 

Morocco joins Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Sudan is starting to manage the deal with Israel, helped by the US to introduce a united front against the Iran regime and move back Tehran’s regional impact.

Palestinians have criticized the US-brokered agreement, witnessing disloyalty of a long-standing demand that Israel must first satisfy their statehood demand.

As the Trump regime seeks to isolate Israel’s main adversary Iran, the agreement has been improved with guarantees of business openings or monetary aid. 

On 23 Dec, Moroccan and Israeli authorities likewise marked agreements on financial systems and aviation, visa waivers for diplomatic passports, and water control.

His Highness King Mohammed highlighted the close ties between the Moroccan Jewish people and the government, the Royal Court stated. 

While welcoming the renewal of relations with Israel, His Highness said Morocco’s position in regards to Palestine stays unaltered. 

Rabat supports the two-state settlement and the exceptional character of Jerusalem as a city of three religions. 

During the meeting, Chief Economist at the Finance Ministry Shira Greenberg consented to a deal for businesses in finance with the Ministry of Economy and Finance in Morocco. 

Some portion of the agreement incorporates the advancement of different monetary joint efforts, reducing investment restrictions, sharing of data in the zones of the monetary regulations.

Japan and South Korea work towards mending bilateral ties 
Asia Pacific Focus

Japan and South Korea work towards mending bilateral ties 

Japan and South Korea: After a long time on Nov 13, a group of South Korean legislators met Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga in the midst of growing hopes for advancement in ties between the two countries tattered over trade and historical issues. 

Seven individuals from the Korea-Japan Parliamentarians’ Union came to Tokyo for a three-day visit on Thursday, gave a courtesy call on the new Japanese pioneer. This was the first time that Suga met South Korean lawmakers since he took office as the new PM in September.

Japan and South Korea have conflicted over Tokyo’s export checks a year ago that is viewed as a political reprisal for Korean Supreme Court decisions in 2018 that mandated Japanese firms to remunerate South Koreans casualties of wartime forced labor. Japan controlled the Korean Peninsula between 1910-1945. 

The two nations continue to be profoundly divided over many historical issues, these member groups play a significant role in mending bilateral relationship for their respective regimes.

On Thursday, the officials had a one-on-one meeting with the Japanese partners and discussed ways to boost cooperation and trades between the two nations. The lawmakers consented to frame a special panel devoted to bilateral relations for the Tokyo Olympic Games, which have been deferred to 2021 because of the pandemic.

The Japan-South Korea Parliamentarians’ Association comprises of Diet members in the two houses. The two groups reach several trade meetings and pay courtesy calls to the leader of South Korea or the Japanese prime minister.

The affiliation negotiation between the two governments takes into consideration more adaptable and open trades contrasted with those that happen in summits between Japan and South Korea. The meetings permit the two sides to pass on unofficial information from their administrators too. 

In 2018, the relations between Japan and South Korea dropped to rock bottom when South Korea’s Supreme Court ruled Japanese firms to compensate South Koreans and their family members that were forced to work during World War II. 

The bilateral relations between the two nations have been hampered by disputes and the emergence of the pandemic as well. The December meeting had been viewed as a route for the three heads to talk about these different issues vis-à-vis. 

The Korean affiliation was driven by recently appointed leader Kim Jin-Pyo. Kim stated regretted that the historical problems endured and that there was an adverse economic effect.

While there was no forward leap on the historical issues, the two sides consented to collaborate toward the Tokyo Olympics, set for 2021, and also to proceed with their discourse.

“We will work collectively with Japan to secure democracy, universal principles, and values of international law,” Moon stated. “I hope the bilateral partnership to uphold human rights would operate as a ‘bridge of friendship’ between South Korea and Japan.”

What will the future of India-US relations be during Biden’s Presidency?
Asia Pacific Focus

What will the future of India-US relations be during Biden’s Presidency?

The India US relations during Biden’s Presidency: Joe Biden’s fabulous win will surely reshape the country’s relationship with other nations around the globe. Joe Biden has vowed that he will re-establish the United States relations with the other nations and unite various world democracies. He stated that he will face the challenge of countries that are weakening.

His statements are a sheer contrast to President Trump, who in his administrative term taken a rigid path towards foreign policy and impaired various decades-old alliances. 

India is placing its hope in Joe Biden’s presidency to make India-US the closest countries around the globe.

PM Narendra Modi, in the Howdy Modi function during Sept 2019 had stated ‘Abki Baar, Trump Sarkar’, on Saturday tweeted to compliment Biden for his stupendous victory and added that he is anticipated working closely with the new US government to bring the bilateral ties to more prominent heights. 

Furthermore, to Harris, Modi expressed: “Your victory is pathbreaking, and a matter of enormous pride not only for your chittis [a Tamil family term that Harris utilized in her VP nominee speech], yet additionally for every Indian-American. I am sure that the energetic India-U.S. ties will get considerably stronger with your leadership and support.”

Analysts, meanwhile stated that India will find a long-lasting friend in Biden, who will keep in mind the India-US relationship and its long-term strategic interests.

After, Joe Biden’s triumph in the US Presidential Elections 2020, the market also surged. Biden’s success, as indicated by researchers, will decrease strategy vulnerability and pave the way towards the much-anticipated financial stimulus. 

In this situation, as per economic analysts, institutional assets are probably going to discover their way into Asian equities. Another factor that would give EM equity advantage over developed markets is the following round of stimulus by Washington. Experts state it has been observed in the past that a more fiscal stimulus will favor the EM equities.

India’s diplomatic sources told ThePrint, India, which has now taken a firm stand on aligning more closely to the US while confronting China, even as it presses for a standard-based order under the Indo-Pacific development with other nations. Surely India hopes for better and profound relations with the new Biden presidency. 

Before the US elections, New Delhi and the US held their third round of 2+2 Ministerial Dialog in which the two sides marked an important defense deal while conveying strong signals to Pakistan and China. 

India and the US have additionally promised to make their security and defense relations stronger. A great defense deal was signed on Oct 28 between India and the US. The marking of the most anticipated Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement (BECA) allows the two countries to share key strategic data with each other.

Under the Trump regime, trade became a significant standing point in the India-US ties. While the US came down intensely on nations with which it had an import/export deficit. However, the Biden regime is likewise expected to review the huge trade deal under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which Trump had withdrawn in 2017.

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, German Chancellor Call for Global Efforts to Fight Terrorism
Geopolitics

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, German Chancellor Call for Global Efforts to Fight Terrorism

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, deputy supreme commander of the United Arab Emirates’ armed forces, received a phone call from German Chancellor Angela Merkel, focusing on the significance of boosting bilateral relations as a component of the current overall strategic partnership between the United Arab Emirates and Germany. She also emphasized and discussed tackling the growing threat of terrorism.

On Nov 1, the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed condemned the recent terror attacks in France, during a conversation on phone with the President Emanuel Macron. According to WAM, His Highness stressed upon his dismissal of hate speech, any justification or reasoning for the violence, terrorism, and killing.

Merkel and Shiekh Zayed talked about different provincial and global issues along with calling on global efforts in fighting terrorism. 

They strongly rejected fanaticism and terrorism in their forms and the significance of urging global endeavors to face them. Merkel and Sheikh Zayed had stressed upon joint attempts to support and promote dialogue among religions, various cultures, and societies at the local and global platform. 

However, they also discussed the progress in the Middle East and the Mediterranean area, as both nations aimed their support for settling discords through talks and peaceful methods. 

His Highness Sheikh Zayed and Chancellor Merkel also talked about the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in the two nations and the world. Both nations focused on fortifying international action to address the urgent need to contain the virus and tackling it in the coming future.

Sheikh Zayed urged for peaceful and respectful discourse between people of various cultures and religions, citing the United Arab Emirates as a great example of an Arab Muslim nation with excellent values of co-existence, cooperation, and tolerance among its diverse community.

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