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Exclusive-Indonesia to send general to Myanmar to highlight transition, president says

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JAKARTA Indonesia plans to send a top general to Myanmar to talk to its junta leaders in the hope of showing Myanmar's military rulers how Indonesia made a successful transition to democracy, President Joko Widodo said on Wednesday.

EXCLUSIVE-Indonesia to send general to Myanmar to highlight transition, president says

JAKARTA, Feb 1 Indonesia plans to send a top general to Myanmar to talk to its junta leaders in the hope of showing Myanmar's military rulers how Indonesia made a successful transition to democracy, President Joko Widodo said on Wednesday.

Feb 01 2023

Australia and China trade ministers to hold virtual meeting next week

SYDNEY (Reuters) -The trade ministers of Australia and China will hold a virtual meeting next week, Australia's trade minister, Don Farrell, told broadcaster ABC in an interview on Tuesday.

World, China, Australia Jan 31 2023

UPDATE 3-Australia and China trade ministers to hold virtual meeting next week

SYDNEY, Jan 31 The trade ministers of Australia and China will hold a virtual meeting next week, Australia's trade minister, Don Farrell, told broadcaster ABC in an interview on Tuesday.

Jan 31 2023

Yellen welcomes South Africa's energy transition, steers clear of Russia mention

PRETORIA (Reuters) -U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Thursday lauded South Africa's "bold" participation in an energy transition partnership backed by the United States and other Western nations but steered clear of mentioning U.S. concerns about Pretoria's planned military drills with China and Russia.

UPDATE 3-Yellen welcomes South Africa's energy transition, steers clear of Russia mention

U.S. not asking countries to choose sides, senior official says

China's Xi says ties with Australia moving in "right direction" - state media

SHANGHAI Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday relations with Australia were moving in the right direction in the latest sign of an improvement in ties between the major trading partners.

World, Australia Jan 26 2023

China's Xi says ties with Australia moving in "right direction" - state media

SHANGHAI, Jan 26 Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Thursday relations with Australia were moving in the right direction in the latest sign of an improvement in ties between the major trading partners.

Jan 26 2023

As Yellen woos Africa, sceptics ask 'Is the U.S. here to stay?'

LUSAKA U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen's three-country trip to Africa - the leading edge of a new diplomatic push by the Biden administration - aims to show the continent the United States is a true partner, one here for the long-haul.

Jan 24 2023

Try harder to make peace plan work, Ukraine's first lady tells West

ZURICH Ukraine's western allies might bridge delays in implementing a 10-point peace plan that the country has put forward, if each country takes responsibility for one part, the first lady in Kyiv said in an interview published on Saturday.

World, Davos Jan 20 2023