Politics - Diplomacy
  • Ivorian security urged to quit searching diplomats
    23 june 2003 15:21:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- An Ivorian Foreign ministry official has urged security personnel to stop searching the vehicles of diplomats accredited to the West African nation. Full text...

  • Morocco rules out Bouteflika-Mohamed VI summit
    19 june 2003 19:43:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Morocco's communication minister Nabil Ben Abdallah said here Thursday that the time was not ripe for a summit between Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and King Mohamed VI. Full text...

  • Angolan president receives Abdoulaye Wade's message
    18 june 2003 21:43:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos received Wednesday a message from his Senegalese counterpart Abdoulaye Wade relating to a conference of African intellectuals in the Diaspora slated for December in Dakar. Full text...

  • Angola, Cape Verde dash for enhanced economic ties
    16 june 2003 21:51:00
    Praia- Cape Verde (PANA) -- Angolan Prime Minister Fernando da Piedade Dias dos Santos arrives in Cape Verde Tuesday at the start of a three-day working visit aimed at concretising economic ties, official sources announced here Monday. Full text...

  • Security Council team wants confidence restored in DR Congo
    15 june 2003 14:44:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- Jean Marc de la Sablière, head of a 15- man UN Security Council delegation on an African tour over the DR Congo conflict, Saturday appealed to the various stakeholders in the Congolese crisis to restore confidence amongst themselves. Full text...

  • Portuguese Premier sends Kadhafi goodwill message
    15 june 2003 13:24:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The guide of the Libyan revolution, Col. Full text...

  • UN delegation to visit Rwanda on Saturday
    14 june 2003 09:32:00
    Kigali- Rwanda (PANA) -- A 15-member UN Security Council delegation on a peace mission to the Great Lakes region is expected to hold talks with Rwandan President Paul Kagame in Kigali on Saturday, a Rwandan foreign ministry source said. Full text...

  • Zimbabwe threatens to expel British diplomat
    12 june 2003 20:00:00
    Harare- Zimbabwe (PANA) -- President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe on Thursday threatened to expel the British High Commissioner (ambassador), Brian Donnelly, accusing him of masterminding the opposition to his rule. Full text...

  • Kadhafi confers with Italian Foreign minister on ties
    05 june 2003 22:12:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi Thursday held talks with Italian Foreign Minister Frattini Franco, who is in Tripoli to delivered a special message from Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Full text...

  • Italy, Libya hold bilateral talks in Tripoli
    05 june 2003 19:10:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Italian Foreign Minister Frattini Franco and his Libyan counterpart Abderrahmane Chalgam Thursday held talks in Tripoli on progress in bilateral cooperation between the two countries in various fields. Full text...

  • Tripoli severs diplomatic relations with Iraq
    01 june 2003 18:44:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libya has decided to cut diplomatic relations with Iraq, close its embassy in Baghdad and withdraw its entire staff from there, official sources said here Sunday. Full text...

  • Guinea names new Ambassador to UN
    21 may 2003 16:05:00
    Conakry- Guinea (PANA) -- President Lansana Conte has appointed Alpha Ibrahima Sow Guinea's permanent representative at the UN in New York, State radio announced here Tuesday. Full text...

  • Mauritian president visits Reunion
    19 may 2003 22:11:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Mauritian president Karl Offman arrived in Saint Denis Monday to participate in the 8th Indian Ocean Communication University (UCOI) annual meeting from 20-23 May. Full text...

  • Senegal's foreign minister calls on Mauritania's leader
    15 may 2003 22:18:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Senegal and Mauritania "are one nation with two states," Senegalese Foreign Minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio said in Nouakchott on Thursday. Full text...

  • Kadhafi Receives Arab League Secretary General
    10 may 2003 16:31:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Moammar Kadhafi Saturday held talks with the Secretary General of the Arab League, Amr Moussa, on a recent tour of several Arab capitals, the Libyan news agency, JANA, reported. Full text...

  • Ethiopia, Portugal revive diplomatic relations
    09 may 2003 11:30:00
    Addis Ababa- Ethiopia (PANA) -- After freezing for 40 years, diplomatic relations between Ethiopia and Portugal are beginning to thaw and Lisbon's ambassador has started his tour of duty in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Full text...

  • Kenya welcomes New Zealand's new envoy
    08 may 2003 14:31:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- Kenya said it would like to see New Zealand open a diplomatic mission in the country, Foreign Minister Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka said in Nairobi while welcoming the New Zealand High Commissioner accredited to Kenya, Warren Searell. Full text...

  • Ould Taya receives Moroccan Prime Minister
    08 may 2003 12:00:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- Mauritanian President Maaouya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya granted audience to Moroccan Prime Minister Driss Jettou, Wednesday afternoon. Full text...

  • Mauritanian leader congratulates Israeli counterpart
    08 may 2003 09:27:00
    Nouakchott- Mauritania (PANA) -- President Maouiya Ould Sid'Ahmed Taya of Mauritania has addressed a congratulatory message to his Israeli counterpart Moshe Katsav on the occasion Israel's National Day celebrated 7 May. Full text...

  • Kenyan president receives new envoys, messages
    06 may 2003 16:45:00
    Nairobi- Kenya (PANA) -- President Mwai Kibaki Tuesday received credentials from the new envoys of Columbia, China, Angola, United Arab Emirates and New Zealand, as well as special messages from his Senegalese, Ugandan and South African counterparts. Full text...

  • Nigeria opens new chancery, thanks partners for smooth poll
    06 may 2003 07:58:00
    Washington- DC, US (PANA) -- President Olusegun Obasanjo's re- election testifies to Nigerians' trust and confidence in him to lead them, Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said in Washington, DC. Full text...

  • Ben Ali, Essy discuss progress at AU
    25 april 2003 11:38:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian head of state Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and interim African Union (AU) Commission chair Amara Essy held discussions here Thursday on progress towards setting up institutions of the pan-African body. Full text...

  • Malian president due in Algiers
    24 april 2003 10:20:00
    Algiers- Algeria (PANA) -- President Amadou Toumani Toure of Mali is due in Algiers Thursday for a two-day official visit at the invitation of his Algerian counterpart, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, sources here announced. Full text...

  • Japanese diplomat hails Africans over NEPAD
    08 april 2003 18:30:00
    Cotonou- Benin (PANA) -- Japanese ambassador to Benin, Yuij Kurokawa said Tuesday in Cotonou his country was "satisfied" with the initiative of African leaders forming the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). Full text...

  • Two Malian journalists appointed diplomats
    01 april 2003 20:26:00
    Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- Two Malian journalists, Mamadou Kaba and Mamadou Bandiougou Diawara, have been appointed as ambassadors to Egypt and Canada, respectively, an official source told PANA on Tuesday. Full text...

  • Kadhafi receives Senegalese envoy
    01 april 2003 19:07:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Colonel Mouammar Kadhafi received a message Tuesday from his Senegalese counterpart Abdoulaye Wade, despatched through Foreign Minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio. Full text...

  • Five new envoys join Abidjan diplomatic community
    01 april 2003 18:35:00
    Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Five new ambassadors have presented their credentials to Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo, official sources disclosed Tuesday in Abidjan. Full text...

  • Senegalese foreign minister in Tripoli
    01 april 2003 10:20:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Senegalese foreign minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio is on a two-day working visit to Libya to deliver a message from President Abdoulaye Wade to Colonel Moammar Kadhafi. Full text...

  • Kuwait asks Libyan envoy to leave
    31 march 2003 22:30:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Kuwait has asked Libya's chargé d'affaires to leave the country, while also demanding that Libya reduce the number of diplomats at its embassy to three, the Kuwait News Agency reported Sunday. Full text...

  • Nigeria releases Cameroonian soldiers
    28 march 2003 12:33:00
    Lagos- Nigeria (PANA) -- Nigeria has released three Cameroonian soldiers who "strayed" into Nigerian territory in the disputed Bakassi Peninsula as part of confidence-building measures between the two African neighbours, the local press reported Friday. Full text...

  • Ben Ali, Kadhafi confer on Iraqi crisis
    10 march 2003 22:16:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his Libyan counterpart, Colonel Mouammar Kadhafi, Monday stressed the need for a "peaceful resolution" of the current US- Iraqi crisis, according to the Tunisian News Agency (TAP). Full text...

  • Villepin says France will respect Angola position on Iraq
    10 march 2003 21:27:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- French foreign minister Dominique de Villepin stated Monday in Luanda that his country will respect Angola's voting position on the Iraqi crisis. Full text...

  • Dominique de Villepin arrives in Cameroon
    10 march 2003 15:04:00
    Yaounde- Cameroon (PANA) -- French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin arrived in Yaounde Monday on a short visit to Cameroon in connection with the US-threatened war against Iraq, official sources said in Yaounde. Full text...

  • Egypt rules out possibility of diplomatic ties with Iran
    07 march 2003 15:42:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Egyptian National Assembly Speaker Ahmed Fathi Sorour has ruled out the possibility of restoring diplomatic relations with Iran. Full text...

  • Belgian foreign vice-minister visits Angola
    04 march 2003 22:34:00
    Luanda- Angola (PANA) -- Belgian Foreign Vice-Minister Annemie Neyt has begun a working visit to Luanda during which she is expected to discuss the holding of an international conference of donors for Angola and the world diamond trade with her hosts, official sources said on Tuesday According to the source, Neyt will hold talks with her Angolan counterpart, Joao Bernardo de Miranda, with whom she will discuss the bilateral co-operation and the situation in the DR Congo, another big diamond producer. Full text...

  • Libya recalls Ambassador to Riyadh
    03 march 2003 21:55:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- The Libyan Peoples General Congress (CGP), which appoints the country's diplomatic representatives has recalled its Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, a release from the CGP secretariat indicated Monday in Tripoli. Full text...

  • UN Security Council to meet on Guinea-Bissau
    03 march 2003 20:05:00
    Bissau- Guinea-Bissau (PANA) -- The UN Security Council will Wednesday meet in New York to discuss the difficult situation Guinea-Bissau is facing, a diplomatic source told PANA. Full text...

  • South African and Sudanese vice presidents discuss relations
    28 february 2003 11:41:00
    Cape Town- South Africa (PANA) -- Vice president Jacob Zuma, on the occasion of a two-day visit to South Africa by his Sudanese counterpart Dr Moses Machar, affirmed Friday that the two countries were working at strengthening bilateral relations. Full text...

  • Eyadema meets French Foreign Minister in Paris
    19 february 2003 21:39:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- Togolese President Gnassingbe Eyadema had talks Wednesday with French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin, but details of the meeting were not disclosed. Full text...

  • Ben Ali receives Moroccan King's envoy over Iraq
    19 february 2003 21:20:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Moroccan King Mohammed VI and Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali are working for a peaceful resolution of the Iraqi question to avoid US-threatened war, Moroccan Foreign Affairs and Co-operation Minister Mohamed Benaissa said in Tunis Wednesday. Full text...

  • Strong Chinese delegation due in Seychelles
    19 february 2003 21:19:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- A Chinese delegation of more than 100 members -- led by Li Ruihuan, chair of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference -- is due in Seychelles Wednesday, diplomatic sources said Tuesday. Full text...

  • Ben Ali receives Libyan, Moroccan envoys
    18 february 2003 20:52:00
    Tunis- Tunisia (PANA) -- Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali Tuesday granted separate audiences in Tunis to Libyan and Moroccan envoys, who brought messages from their respective leaders, centred on the Iraqi question and the Maghreb Arab Union (UMA), officials said. Full text...

  • French co-operation minister begins visit to Madagascar
    14 february 2003 19:52:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- French Co-operation and Francophonie minister Pierre-Andre Wiltzer on Friday arrived in Antananarivo to begin a two-day visit during which he is expected to sign agreements worth six million Euros, diplomatic sources said here. Full text...

  • Libya, Eritrea discuss consolidating their relations
    10 february 2003 11:50:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Kadhafi and his Eritrean counterpart Issaias Afeworki met in Asmara Sunday to examine ways to strengthen Libyan-Eritrean relations, according to official sources in Tripoli. Full text...

  • Kadhafi, Mubarak concerned about Middle East situation
    10 february 2003 11:07:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Kadhafi and his Egyptian and Syrian counterparts, Hosni Moubarak and Bachar Al-Assad, held a meeting in Sharm Al-Sheikh in the Sinai Peninsula Sunday afternoon to discuss the situation in the Middle East, according to official sources in Tripoli. Full text...

  • Libya, Eritrea leaders discuss bilateral links
    09 february 2003 19:50:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Visiting Libyan leader, Colonel Moammar Kadhafi and his Eritrean host Issaias Afeworki held their last meeting in Asmara Sunday during which they discussed ways of enhancing bilateral ties between their two countries, official sources said in Tripoli. Full text...

  • UN goodwill envoy Michael Douglas condemns violence
    07 february 2003 19:23:00
    Freetown- Sierra Leone (PANA) -- US film star Michael Douglas, visiting Sierra Leone in his role as a UN goodwill ambassador, Friday condemned violence as a means of resolving political conflicts. Full text...

  • China salutes Jacques Sylla on reappointment as premier
    21 january 2003 12:57:00
    Saint Denis- Reunion (PANA) -- Chinese Prime Minister Zhu Ronji has congratulated his Malagasy counterpart Jacques Sylla, on his reappointment by President Marc Ravalomanana, following the Malagasy parliamentary elections, an official source said here Tuesday. Full text...

  • France to have diplomatic representation in Malawi
    20 january 2003 22:57:00
    Paris- France (PANA) -- France is to station a diplomat in the Malawi capital of Lilongwe, official sources said in Paris Monday. Full text...

  • Moubarak, Kadhafi confer in Tripoli
    19 january 2003 16:58:00
    Tripoli- Libya (PANA) -- Visiting Egyptian president Hosni Moubarak held talks Saturday in Tripoli with his Libyan counterpart Colonel Mouammar Kadhafi on the latest developments in the Arab, African and international scene, according to official sources in the Libyan capital. Full text...

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