VIF Neighbourhood News Digest: 29th November, 2018
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PAKISTAN
PTI govt to share its 100-day performance at Islamabad ceremony today: Dawn
November 29, 2018

The Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) will share its government's performance over the first 100 days in power at an event in Islamabad's Convention Centre today. Prime Minister Imran Khan is going to make some important announcements during the ceremony, according to Radio Pakistan, and take the nation into confidence over the government’s achievements. While opposition parties are terming the 100-day performance of the government as “unimpressive, ridiculous and full of lies and U-turns”, the ruling party leaders are boasting the period with “remarkable achievements”, claiming that the country has been put on the right track. Click here to read..

AFGHANISTAN
We Are In Hurry To End The Afghan Tragedy: Khalilzad: Tolo News
November 29, 2018

The US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad on Wednesday said that the Afghan people deserve peace and that they are at war for 40 years. “We are in hurry to end the Afghan tragedy," Khalilzad said in an interview with US's PBS news agency. In a response to a question on a deadline for peace, Khalilzad said: “Everyone, starting with the President, would like to see the war in Afghanistan end, there be reconciliation and peace among the war functions." He said the US wants a peace that is worthy of the sacrifices that have been made in the past 17 years. Click here to read…

NEPAL
International delegates arrive in Kathmandu for Asia Pacific Summit: Kathmandu Post
November 29, 2018

Delegates have started arriving in Kathmandu on Thursday to take part in the Asia Pacific Summit to be held in Kathmandu from November 30 to December 3. Myanmar State Counsellor and Minister for Foreign Affairs Aung San Suu Kyi and Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen have arrived in the Capital. Click here to read…

CHINA
Taiwan authorities urged to lift barriers: China Daily
November 29, 2018

The Chinese mainland will expand exchanges with Taiwan if the island removes obstacles hindering cross-Straits communications, a mainland spokesman said on Wednesday after many newly elected county and city heads said they expect more cooperation with the mainland to boost their economy. Click here to read…

Full text of Xi's signed article on Argentine newspaper: Xinhuanet
November 28, 2018

A signed article by Chinese President Xi Jinping titled "Opening up a New Era in China-Argentina Relations" was published Wednesday on Argentine newspaper Clarin ahead of his state visit to the South American country. Click here to read…

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