Venezuela's Foreign Minister Félix Plasencia and his Iranian Petroleum colleague Javad Owji Tuesday signed an agreement to deepen mutual cooperation in the area of hydrocarbons.
Paraguay's President Mario Abdo Benítez Tuesday decided to sack Interior Minister Arnaldo Giuzzio for the latter's alleged ties with a Brazilian drug trafficker, it was announced. He will be replaced by Federico González.
The Council of the Russian Federation voted unanimously Tuesday to ratify President Vladimir Putin's decree recognizing the independence of the rogue Ukrainian provinces of Donetsk and Lugansk as well as the agreements on friendship, cooperation, and mutual assistance signed with the new self-proclaimed people's republics.
Western powers have started imposing sanctions on Russia for its unilateral decision to move into the rogue Ukrainian provinces of Donetsk and Lugansk in the Donbass region, which have now proclaimed themselves as independent republics (DPR and LPR) with friendship agreements with Moscow which include dual citizenship, mutual defense, and a unified currency.
Uruguay's President Luis Lacalle Pou told attendees at the Expo Dubai 2022 international fair that the private sector made a country thrive and urged investors to pour into the South American country to become “owners, partners or shareholders of the food generation.”
“China hopes all parties will pursue dialogue and consultation to find a solution that is truly conducive to safeguarding the security of Europe”, replied Beijing's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin when asked about China's position regarding the situation concerning Ukraine following on Russian president's Vladimir Putin to recognize Donetsk and Luhansk regions as independent from Ukraine.
Some of the first consequences of the Ukraine conflict? Belarus, a close ally of Russia's Vladimir Putin, has announced that the Belarus Potash Corporation, BPC, will no longer abide by some contracts following sanctions imposed by the United States and other countries.
Brazil's leading think tank, Getulio Vargas Foundation, believes that in the current global trade situation with bottlenecks, shortages of inputs and transport challenges there is a great opportunity to reach an integral trade agreement between Mercosur and South Korea.
As crude prices steadily climb to US$ 100 a barrel, Middle Eastern OPEC producers have no plans to increase production beyond their OPEC+ quotas, a gathering of ministers this weekend has made clear. The energy minister of the biggest oil producer in the cartel, Saudi Arabia, said that the pandemic had taught oil-producing nations one thing, and that was caution, writes Irina Slav for oilprice.com.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has officially started after President Vladimir Putin signed a decree recognizing the independence of the rogue provinces of Donetsk and Lugansk.