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British Deputy High Commissioner to Kolkata
Part of Coronavirus (COVID-19) UK in India
8th May 2020 India
Manipur to London: One Brit’s epic 8,000-mile journey from India Whether at home or overseas, each of us will have our own memories of the COVID-19 pandemic – both personal and professional. In India, we’ll recall the fateful 24 hours in late March when FCO advised all British tourists and short-stay travellers abroad to return to the UK and the Government of India imposed what its External Affairs Minister has described as the ‘world’s toughest lockdown’.
No flights, no trains, no buses, closed inter-state borders, stressed connectivity as India Plc tried to work as normal using home broadband, and northwards of 20,000 British Nationals telling us they did indeed want to go home.
Here at the British Deputy High Commission Kolkata, we were spared the thousands in Goa, Gujarat and Punjab. Instead we had hundreds of British Nationals scattered across a consu..
Darya Gribkova, moderndiplomacy.eu, April 30, 2019
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On May 1, 2019, Japan enters a new era – Reiwa [JB – see], the era of peace and harmony … with a “baggage” of problem accumulated in the previous Heisei period. By itself, a change of the name with a change of emperor has a rather symbolic meaning and, of course, it is not a specific political programme, – unlikely it will bring any peculiarities to the external and internal political agenda. …
Despite the countless exercises of experts and politicians in determining of the Indo-Pacific, its core, purpose and structure, it is still unclear, how the idea of the Indo-Pacific region, in which Japan claimsto play one of the leading roles, will develop, and in what form, what institutional structure it could be realized. …
With many unsolved issues in economic and foreign policy spheres, Japan has a great chance to show to the whole world and feel by itself beautiful harmony during the 2020 Summ..
Lusine Vasilyan “Radiolur” On September 6, 2008 an unprecedented event took place in the history of Armenia and Turkey – Turkish President Abdullah Gul arrived in Armenia. This very visit was a startup point for the “football diplomacy” process. Six years have passed and the Armenian-Turkish relations are at quite another point now and
The USC Center on Public Diplomacy’s Summer Institute offers training on how to assess a country’s diplomatic effectiveness Monica Trigos, a participant in the USC Center on Public Diplomacy Summer Institute, took part in a workshop covering use of video in social media. (USC Photo/Brett Van Ort) Hashtags, story maps, virtual reality, gifs — these
By a happy coincidence, top quality French bread is making its grand entrance on the Cambodian market just as Cambodian rice goes on display at the SIAL food fair in Paris. And only a week after the annual food festival La semaine du gout! We know that French gastronomy is well represented abroad, thanks