Foreign ministers

TBILISI, Georgia  | Georgians set to vote in hotly contested presidential runoff

TBILISI, Georgia  — Two of Georgia’s former foreign ministers are facing off against each other Wednesday in a tight runoff that will mark the last time Georgians elect their head of state by popular vote. Georgia, a nation of nearly 4 million people in the volatile Caucasus region south of Russia, is transitioning to a … Continue reading TBILISI, Georgia  | Georgians set to vote in hotly contested presidential runoff

THESSALONIKI, Greece | Macedonia, Greece say progress made on school books talks

THESSALONIKI, Greece— Senior officials from Greece and neighbor Macedonia say progress has been made in talks to revise school books in the two countries as part of an effort to end hostility between the two countries. The two Balkan countries are seeking to end decades of tension with an agreement that would see Greece’s neighbor … Continue reading THESSALONIKI, Greece | Macedonia, Greece say progress made on school books talks

ISTANBUL | The Latest: G-7 nations express concern over Khashoggi case

ISTANBUL — The latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 2:25 a.m. Foreign ministers from the G-7 group of industrialized nations say they are very troubled by the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and say those responsible must … Continue reading ISTANBUL | The Latest: G-7 nations express concern over Khashoggi case

NEW YORK | US pushes forward with plans for anti-Iran Arab alliance

NEW YORK— The Trump administration pressed ahead Friday with plans to create an “Arab NATO” that would unite U.S. partners in the Middle East in an anti-Iran alliance, but Qatar said the crisis among Gulf countries must be solved first. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met in New York with foreign ministers from Bahrain, Egypt, … Continue reading NEW YORK | US pushes forward with plans for anti-Iran Arab alliance

UNITED NATIONS | The Latest: Russia, Turkey, Iran discuss Syria’s future

UNITED NATIONS— The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 9:35 p.m. The foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey and Iran have discussed Syria’s political future — as Western countries hold parallel meetings on the same issue. Russia’s Sergey Lavrov, Turkish Mevlut Cavusoglu and Iran’s Javad Zarif met Wednesday on the sidelines of … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | The Latest: Russia, Turkey, Iran discuss Syria’s future

UNITED NATIONS | The Latest: 5 powers agree on plan to assist Iran’s exports

UNITED NATIONS  — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Five world powers have agreed with Iran to establish a financial facility in the European Union to facilitate payments for Iran’s exports, including oil, as well as its imports. It is a key move sought by Tehran following the … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | The Latest: 5 powers agree on plan to assist Iran’s exports

U.S. Department of State News: Joint Statement on the Eleventh Ministerial Meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: On August 3, 2018, the Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR, the Permanent Representative to ASEAN of Myanmar, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Viet Nam, the U.S. … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Joint Statement on the Eleventh Ministerial Meeting of the Lower Mekong Initiative

U.S. Department of State News: Joint Statement by the Foreign Ministers of the Depositary Governments for the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of The United States of America, The United Kingdom, and the Russian Federation. Begin Text: On July 1, 1968, the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) opened for signature in our … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Joint Statement by the Foreign Ministers of the Depositary Governments for the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons