#DiplomaticTies

2 days ago.Washington, D.C., DC, USA
US President Biden expressed support for a strong alliance with Japan during his address. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • This marks Joe Biden's first in-person meet with a head of state
  • PM Suga said US-Japan 'oppose  attempts to change the status quo by force or coercion in the East and South China sea'
  • Both warned China against aggressive action

3 days ago.Moscow, Russia
Sergey Lavrov has served as the Russian FM since 2004. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • The sanctions from Russia came in response to the sanctions imposed by Biden
  • FBI director Christopher Wray and Attorney General Merrick Garland have also been sanctioned 
  • Moscow's sanctions will also target US-based not-for-profit groups

26 March
Catherine Tai was confirmed by the US Senate in her current position a few days back. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • The talks took place between US Trade Representative Catherine Tai and Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal
  • Several sectors such as digital trade, intellectual property, labour were discussed
  • The two will be holding their next policy meeting in 2021

26 March.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Linda Thomas-Greenfield (left), US ambassador to UN Security Council, made the announcements. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@USAmbUN)

  • The US ambassador suggested a "two state solution" for restarting ties
  • She called for bilateral efforts to smoothen the process
  • The diplomatic ties between US and Palestine came to a halt under Trump

20 March.Alaska, USA
Antony Blinken said the Chinese side was defensive. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • The dialogue started on a heated note
  • National Security Advisor Sullivan said 'We are clear-eyed coming out'
  • Chinese diplomat Yang Jiechi said talks were 'candid, constructive and helpful'

18 March.Washington D.C., DC, USA
President Joe Biden speaks during an event. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • US say they have attempted to reach out to Pyongyang through "several channels"
  • Pyongyang is notorious for its nasty name-calling of US presidents
  • Dialogue between Pyongyang and Washington has been deadlocked since 2019 Hanoi summit collapse

18 March.Moscow, Russia
US President Joe Biden made bold statements against the Vladimir Putin recently (Photo Credit: AP/PTI Photo)

  • Biden said Putin will have to 'pay a price' for allegedly meddling in US elections
  • The US President called Putin a 'killer' referring to the Navalny poisoning
  • According to a US intelligence report, Russia attempted to sabotage the cadidature of Biden

11 March.Jerusalem, Israel
Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to polish his image before the late March elections. (Photo Credit:: Twitter/ @Benjamin Netanyahu)

  • Media reports from Israel had stated that the Israeli PM would be visiting UAE
  • The PM is also supposed to meet Czech and Hungarian leaders over distribution of vaccines
  • UAE could be the 3rd Arab country to have relations with Israel