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22 September 2016

Turkey, Syria and Iraq depend on the Tigris-Euphrates river system for their food and water security. Both rivers have contributed to interstate tension and hostility in the past and an agreement would help reduce interstate tensions. As the region is currently undergoing a period of political turmoil, however, it is unlikely that an agreement will be forthcoming in the near future.

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  • 14 September 2016
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    Nobel Laureate, Myanmar’s Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi to visit Washington 14 Sept for talks with Nobel Laureate, President Barack Obama to discuss possible easing of sanctions.

  • 6 September 2016
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    The Asia-Pacific Petroleum Conference will be held in Singapore on 6-8 September. The leadership of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and its parent organisation, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, will meet on 10 September to discuss party unity.

  • 30 August 2016
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    French Minister of State for Foreign Trade Matthias Fekl begins an economic diplomacy visit to Qatar on 4 September. The G20 Leaders’ Summit will take place in Hangzhou, China on 4-5 September.  

  • 23 August 2016
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    Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will visit Indonesia from 24-26 August.       The sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) will be held in Nairobi on 27-28 August.


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