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Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South Africa Agro-Processing Companies to Showcase Products in Iran

The exhibition is organised collaboratively by the Trade Promotion Organisation of Iran and the Iran International Exhibitions Company

South African companies in the agro-processing sector are showcasing their products at the 24th annual International Agricultural Trade Fair taking place in Tehran, Iran. All participating companies received financial support from the Department of Trade and Industry's (the dti) Export Marketing and Investment Assistance Scheme (EMIA). The exhibition is organised…

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)
Source: Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) |

ICD cooperates with Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences High Technologies Park to help SMEs

Through this collaboration, both institutions will be exploring potential investment opportunities that may contribute to developing the private sector of the ICD member countries as well as to achieving the strategic goals of ANAS HTP

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (“ICD”) (www.ICD-PS.org), the private sector arm of IDB Group, and Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences High Technologies Park (ANAS HTP) have entered into a Joint Strategic Collaboration to help provide financing to companies and SMEs interested in realizing investment projects…

Source: United Nations - Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General |

Secretary-General Appoints David Mclachlan-Karr of Australia as Deputy Special Representative in Guinea-Bissau

Mr. McLachlan-Karr will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Guinea-Bissau

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of David McLachlan-Karr of Australia as his new Deputy Special Representative in Guinea-Bissau. Mr. McLachlan-Karr will also serve as United Nations Resident Coordinator and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Guinea-Bissau.   Mr. McLachlan-Karr succeeds Maria do…

Source: United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Lagos |

UN Headquarters Observes International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, 24 May 2017

2 fallen peacekeepers from Nigeria to be honoured at ceremony at UN Headquarters

The United Nation Headquarters will observe the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers on Wednesday, 24 May. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will lay a wreath to honour all fallen peacekeepers and will preside over a ceremony at which the Dag Hammarskjöld Medal will be awarded posthumously to 117 military, police and…

Source: U.S. Embassy - Cairo |

U.S. and Egypt Celebrate 70th Anniversary of Fulbright Program

Since 1949, the BFCE has awarded study, travel, research and teaching grants to over 6,000 Egyptians and 1,000 Americans

Expanding educational exchange between Egypt and the United States was the focus of a May 21 event hosted by the Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt (BFCE) to mark the 70th anniversary of the prestigious Fulbright scholarship program. The U.S.-funded program began worldwide in 1947 under the initiative of the late…

Source: Equatorial Guinea-Saudi Arabia Economic Forum |

Equatorial Guinea’s Bioko Oil Terminal Regains Momentum after Agreement with Arabian Energy

Bioko Oil Terminal aims to become West Africa’s largest oil and petroleum products storage facility and will transform Equatorial Guinea into a pivotal trading and services hub in the region

Following the signing of an agreement between the Government of Equatorial Guinea and Arabian Energy DMCC to work together on the Bioko Oil Terminal in Saudi Arabia, the realization of the petroleum tank farm gained some important momentum. On May 11, the two sides agreed to collaborate on the development,…

Peace Hack Alexandria
Source: Peace Hack Alexandria |

PEACE HACK MENA Kicks Off in Alexandria, Egypt

5-Day Event Promotes Peace Through Technology, Innovation and Knowledge Sharing

Alexandria, Egypt hosts PEACE HACK MENA, a five-day international initiative that is taking place from the 21st-25th of May, 2017, where peace innovation ambassadors are utilizing the power of innovation hubs across the MENA region as tools for open dialogue revolving around building and sustaining peace. The objective of PEACE…

Source: United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) |

Joint communique: European Union (EU), the African Union (AU), the League of Arab States (LAS), and the United Nations (UN)

1. The European Union (EU), the African Union (AU), the League of Arab States (LAS), and the United Nations (UN) met in Brussels on 23rd May 2017 to assess developments in Libya since their last meeting in Cairo on 18th March 2017 and further coordinate their efforts to advance the…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of International Relations and Cooperation |

President Zuma congratulates the President of Iran on his election victory

President Zuma extended his congratulations and best wishes to President Rouhani and the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran

His Excellency President Jacob Zuma has congratulated the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, His Excellency Hassan Rouhani, who has won the Iranian presidential elections held on Friday, 19 May 2017.   The election victory will see President Rouhani serve a second presidential term, having ascended to the office…

Marriott International, Inc.
Source: Marriott International, Inc. |

Marriott International to Debut The Ritz-Carlton in the Zanzibar Archipelago

Slated to open in 2021, the 90 room all-suite and villa resort will provide the quintessential Indian Ocean experience amidst an idyllic island setting

Marriott International (NASDAQ: MAR) (www.Marriott.com) today announced the signing of an agreement with Pennyroyal Gibraltar Limited, to debut The Ritz-Carlton brand (www.RitzCarlton.com) in the exotic Zanzibar Archipelago. Slated to open in 2021, the 90 room all-suite and villa resort will bring the defining luxury experience of The Ritz-Carlton to one…