No compromise on independence and sovereignty, President tells Pompeo | Daily FT
Both sides discuss how to further engagement Assistance to develop agri, FDI and combat drug traffickingState secy says Indian Ocean should remain a peace zonePresident Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday told US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Sri Lanka will not compromise its independence and sovereignty when conducting foreign relations but is open to working with the US to improve bilateral engagement including investment.According to a statement released by the President’s Media Division (PMD) US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told President Gotabaya Rajapaksa that the United States is ready...
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The Philippine Economic Association of 1933
As prospects for political independence loomed on the horizon in 1933, thoughtful Filipinos, leaders and professionals in their different fields of interest, decided to form an association concerned with the economic future.The Philippine Economic Association. They called it the Philippine Economic Association (PEA). They were mostly professionals involved in work that dealt with business and the nation’s economy. In those days, lawyers, professionals and individuals engaged in business and economic affairs were easily labeled economists.Many of the members were into white collar work and who ...
The SNP must rethink its economic model for an independent Scotland
When a recent poll found support for Scottish independence had reached a record high of 58%, a wave of panic swept through Westminster. Senior Conservatives, anxious about the UK falling apart on their watch, responded by ordering the creation of a new government unit to “to turn the tide of Scottish nationalism”.The fact that the poll arrived as such a shock indicates just how detached London has become from Scottish politics. Support for independence has been steadily increasing for some time, and for many the COVID-19 pandemic has only reinforced their doubts about being tied to the British...
The fight for independence in old age: Tips from the front line
"This isn't all new anymore." When Janine Berg-Peer heard these words from her orthopaedist, she realized she was old.However, resignation being alien to the former management consultant, she resolved to tackle the last phase of her life head-on and handle all ageing-related matters herself, if she could. But she found it's not easy. Berg-Peer, who is 75 and lives in Berlin, has written a book whose title can be translated as "Those Who Plan Earlier Aren't Dead Right Away: My Preparation for a Relaxed Life in Old Age."In an interview with dpa, she talks about unaccommodating public health insu...
First Vice-President: May the independence of Azerbaijan be eternal!
First Vice-President of Azerbaijan Mehriban Aliyeva has made an Instagram post on the occasion of the State Independence Day.Trend presents the post:“These days, the entire world community is eye witnessing the invincible will, resolve, determination, unity and solidarity of the Azerbaijani people, and their devotion to the Motherland. I am confident that these characteristics of our people will always help us to successfully cope with all the challenges ahead, as well as ensure the preservation of our independence. May the independence of Azerbaijan be eternal! May Almighty God bless our peop...
Azerbaijan marks 29th independence anniversary
By TrendAzerbaijan today marks the State Independence Day.Thanks to the favorable historical conditions emerging after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the people of Azerbaijan gained independence in the 20th century for the second time.As a result of the activity of democratic powers in Russia, it was impossible for the Soviet Union to suppress non-subordination of the republics to the central power and their wish to become independent.At the extraordinary meeting held on June 30, 1991, the Supreme Council of Azerbaijan adopted a declaration on Azerbaijan’s state independence.The Constitutio...
REFLECTIONS ON 60 YEARS OF U.S-NIGERIAN ENGAGEMENT
IT is that time of the year again when Nigeria celebrates its independence from the colonial masters. Having gained Independence on October 1, 1960 the nation has set aside this date to celebrate its independence. Every year, for the past 60 years, the day has been typically celebrated with fanfare, a lot of introspection into how the year has been and, more importantly, hope for a better year. In 1960, Nigeria was granted political independence as a sovereign state. The 1960 Constitution provided for a parliamentary system of government, three regions (Northern, Eastern and Western Regions), ...
Nigeria at 60: Not yet the desired dream
On Thursday 1st October, 2020, Nigeria marked 60 years of independence from Britain with parades and festivities. But the celebration came with mixed feelings for the citizens. Despite the fanfare, including a colourful military parade and a dramatic air show, many people did not appreciate such display at a time when Nigerians are overstretched by several challenges which call to question the essence of independence.Contrary to the aspiration of our founding fathers, Nigeria, the world’s largest black population, with massive wealth to spend as the largest oil producer in Africa, is far from ...
Uganda envoy optimistic on Tanzania business relations on day of independence
Dar es Salaam. Ugandan High Commission in Tanzania has said that non-tariff barriers (NTBs) that have been hampering trade between Tanzania and Uganda are currently being addressed at a bilateral level and the East African Community.This was said by the High Commissioner, Richard Kabonero when speaking to The Citizen on the 58th Independence anniversary that is celebrated on October 9.He said while the NTBs are being addressed the EA Common Market understands that products manufactured the in the EAC member states should be duty free.“We had challenges on the weigh bridge especially at Mutukul...