Chinese President Xi Jinping evokes Panchsheel as India skips meet
Chinese President Xi Jinping proposed five principles of peaceful co-existence or Panchsheel – the brainchild of China, India and Myanmar in the 1950s – as the mantra for advancing the Belt and Road Initiative (B&RI), and as a vehicle for achieving sus- tainable globalisation.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in India on four-day visit
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas arrived on a four-day visit. This is his fifth visit to India since 2005.
Edouard Philippe has been named prime minister by Emmanuel Macron, France’s new president
Edouard Philippe has been named as the France new Prime Minister by the French President Emmanuel Macron.
★Edouard Philippe, the 46-year-old Mayor of Le Havre, is a member of the Les Republicans party and is close to Alain Juppe, the former Prime Minister who endorsed Macron after he won the first round of the presidential election.