Posts tagged as Dialogue

We should start dialogue with Russia – Macron

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

We are not naive, but we should start a dialogue with Russia in order to find solutions when it is necessary, said French President Emmanual Macron in a press conference during his visit to Riga last night. He said that it is necessary to develop a strategic dialogue with Russia. Macron emphasized that dialogue with the neighboring country is not detrimental to European history, stressing the need to look ahead.…

In dialogue with Lithuania, Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women calls for the improvements to gender equality legislation

Saturday, November 2, 2019

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today considered the sixth periodic report of Lithuania on how it implements the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.  Experts urged the State party to fully implement the Istanbul Convention, and seize this opportunity to improve legislation on gender equality.  Committee Experts said the adherence to the Convention was not fully used to…

Tallinn should maintain dialogue with Moscow on behalf of partners

Friday, September 20, 2019

Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid told the country’s public broadcaster ERR this week that Estonia should “remain the country that tells others – you don’t know, don’t understand, we’re keeping this difficult job of communicating with Russia to ourselves”. According to her, Estonia should be one of the countries that maintains an independent dialogue with Moscow, while other partners and allies come to it for advice on Russia. Kaljulaid also dismissed…

Hong Kong leader renews appeal for dialogue with protesters

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam on Tuesday renewed an appeal to pro-democracy protesters to halt violence and engage in dialogue, as the city’s richest man urged the government to provide a way out for the mostly young demonstrators. The government last week promised to axe an extradition bill that sparked three months of protests but failed to placate protesters, whose demands also include democratic reforms and police accountability. Protesters vandalized…

Foreign minister to highlight Ukraine, Georgia at OSCE meeting

Monday, July 8, 2019

Foreign minister Urmas Reinsalu (Isamaa) is attending an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) informal foreign ministers’ meeting in Slovakia this week, BNS reports. Formed in the early 1970s,  The OSCE is the world’s largest security-oriented intergovernmental organization, and focuses on arms control, human rights, press freedoms and fair elections. It boasts 57 member states. The meeting, held in the resort town of Štrbské Pleso in Slovakia’s Tatra Mountains, is to…

State Department: US Keeps ‘Door Open’ to Dialogue With Russia

Friday, August 17, 2018

The United States is maintaining contacts with Russia on a range of issues, from Syria to arms control, a State Department official told. “This administration has been clear that the door to dialogue is open. We maintain channels of communications with Russia on Ukraine, Syria, arms control, strategic stability, and many other bilateral matter,” the official said. Bloomberg reported on Thursday citing a US administration official that US National Security…