bilateral relations

Indian army chief told reporters that India had the capability to carry out a similar strike on Pakistan, inserting itself into the row between the U.S. and Pakistan. Pakistan acknowledges militants are a greater threat, but India remains Enemy Number One, and public diplomacy reflects that.

Life after Osama bin Laden, whatever cold comfort it brings to Americans, comes with the stifling stench of betrayal for the world’s most dysfunctional allies.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast held talks with Cuban Deputy Foreign Minister Ana Tresita Gonzalez Fragarrilla. Mehmanparast said Tehran and Havana share common views on various international issues and this can pave the way for "strengthening bilateral relations”.

The importance of people-to-people relations in disaster diplomacy shouldn’t be underestimated -- beneath the prickly problems of diplomacy and defence in the Sino-Japan relationship lay deep layers of people-to-people relationships.

On Friday we had a stimulating debate in İstanbul on how to better promote Turkish-Italian ties by giving a positive boost to mutual perceptions that were often tainted by misconceptions, stereotypes or even prejudice stemming from lack of knowledge.

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Ms Hina Rabbani Khar on Thursday said Pakistan considers relations with China of utmost importance and appreciates its support for economic development.

In a sign of the importance that India is attaching to its ties with East and Southeast Asia, India hosted Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at its Republic Day celebrations last week.