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Source: INTERPOL |

INTERPOL launches new project targeting African-Asian wildlife crime links

Targeting high profile traffickers in Asia sourcing wildlife from Africa, the project will provide a strengthened law enforcement response in source, transit and destination countries, particularly those linked to the illicit trade in ivory, rhinoceros horn and Asian big cat products

 A new project to identify and dismantle the organized crime networks making billions in illicit profits behind wildlife trafficking between Africa and Asia has been launched by INTERPOL.  Targeting high profile traffickers in Asia sourcing wildlife from Africa, the project will provide a strengthened law enforcement response in source, transit…

Source: The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China |

Hong Kong bans import of poultry meat and products from Uganda and areas in Germany, India and Japan

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (January 17) that in view of notifications from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N8 avian influenza in the State of Bavaria in Germany and Kottayam District in Kerala State…

Source: Embassy of Japan in Kenya |

Press Invitation: Handing over ceremony, Mangoto Primary, Makuyu Muranga, 10.00am, Friday, 20th January

Official handing over of the following project funded by GGP will be held on 20th January, 2017

The Government of Japan has been providing funds to local non-profit organizations through the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) since 1989. Official handing over of the following project funded by GGP will be held on 20th January, 2017. Project: The Project for the Expansion of Mangoto Primary…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China |

Wang Yi Talks about Three Messages Conveyed by His Visit to Five African Countries

Wang Yi said that, this visit to Africa has achieved the desired purposes of carrying forward friendship, aligning ideas, restoring confidence and deepening cooperation

On January 11, 2017 local time, Foreign Minister Wang Yi gave a joint interview to Chinese media in Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, at the end of his visit to the five African countries. Wang Yi noted that, this visit to the five African countries has conveyed three important messages:…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan |

Visit of the Vice President of the Republic of Botswana to Japan

The Government of Japan hopes that the visit of the Vice President will further strengthen the friendly relations between Japan and the Republic of Botswana

1. H.H. Mr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetse Masisi, Vice President of the Republic of Botswana, will visit Japan upon the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan from Monday, January 16 to Friday, January 20, 2017. 2. During his stay in Japan, the Vice President will meet Japanese government…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China |

Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming Meets with Newly-appointed Tunisian Ambassador to China Mohamed Dia Khalid

Zhang Ming welcomed Mohamed Dia Khalid to take his new post in China, and expressed that the Foreign Ministry will provide support and convenience for him during his term of office in China

On January 11, 2017, Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Ming met with newly-appointed Tunisian Ambassador to China Mohamed Dia Khalid. Zhang Ming welcomed Mohamed Dia Khalid to take his new post in China, and expressed that the Foreign Ministry will provide support and convenience for him during his term of office…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China |

Wang Yi Holds Talks with Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama of Nigeria

Wang Yi expressed that as the largest developing country in the world and Africa respectively, China and Nigeria are each other's important strategic partner

On January 11, 2017, Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks in Abuja with Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama of Nigeria. Wang Yi expressed that as the largest developing country in the world and Africa respectively, China and Nigeria are each other's important strategic partner. In recent years, bilateral exchanges in various…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China |

President Denis Sassou Nguesso of the Republic of Congo Meets with Wang Yi

The Republic of Congo admires and appreciates China's strong support for the country's development and hopes that China will succeed in its projects here

On January 10, 2017, President Denis Sassou-N'guesso of the Republic of Congo met with Foreign Minister Wang Yi at the presidential palace in Brazzaville. Denis Sassou-Nguesso said that the friendship between the Republic of Congo and China has lasted for 50 years, endured the test of time and international vicissitudes,…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China |

Wang Yi Holds Talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Congolese Nationals Abroad Jean-Claude Gakosso of the Republic of Congo

Wang Yi expressed that China proposes to speed up the transformation of political mutual trust into the impetus for mutually beneficial cooperation and translate the Republic of Congo's resource advantage into economic development outcomes

On January 10, 2017, Foreign Minister Wang Yi held talks with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Congolese Nationals Abroad Jean-Claude Gakosso of the Republic of Congo in Brazzaville. Wang Yi said that China and the Republic of Congo enjoy time-honored friendship. The two countries always understand, support and help…