The President of the Romanian Olympic and Sporting Committee (COSR), Mihai Covaliu, declared on the occasion of the 130th anniversary since the establishment of AGERPRES that he further expects the National News Agency to be there for the performances of the Romanian athletes at major international competitions.
Chinese Embassy to Turkey has announced that the country's general-consulate in Izmir was closed as of Feb. 28 due to general arrangements with regard to consular activities. The move comes amid an ongoing row between Ankara and Beijing over the Uighur problem in which the former has harshly criticized Chinese government of assimilating the Muslim Turkic minority.
Turkey's determination in cooperating with China as part of the latter's "One Belt One Road Initiative" has not changed despite an ongoing spat over the treatment of Uighur Turks, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said, reiterating Ankara's call for Beijing to "separate terrorists from innocent civilians."
The minister welcomed the Chinese ambassador, who recently began her diplomatic mandate in the Republic of Serbia, and particularly emphasized excellent cooperation with the previous Ambassador of China Li Manchang, adding that he believes that successful cooperation will continue.