President Vladimir Putin announced on Thursday that dozens of people in his inner circle at the Kremlin had tested positive for coronavirus, AFP reported. Earlier this week, the 68-year-old Putin said he was self-isolating after announcing an outbreak among members of his entourage. "Cases of the coronavirus were detected in my inner circle.
Russian President Vladimir Putin will not participate in face-to-face events for some time, but his self-isolation move won't impact the intensity of his work online, Kremlin told reporters on Tuesday.
"The self-isolation is not going to influence the president's work directly, there just won't be any face-to-face events for some time. his spokeman said.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on April 11 spoke by phone with his Afghan counterpart Mohammad Hanif Atmar, said Turkish diplomatic sources.
Çavuşoğlu and Mohammad Hanif Atmar discussed the Afghan peace process, according to the sources, who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.
The Turkish foreign minister on March 30 welcomed peace negotiations between the representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban in Doha, Qatar.
"Intra-Afghan negotiations have raised hopes to achieve lasting peace," said Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu at the 9th Ministerial Meeting of Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process, in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan.
Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu met government officials in Tajikistan's capital on March 29.
"Discussed w/ Mahmadtoir Zokirzoda, Speaker of House of Representatives of #Tajikistan, increasing inter-parliamentary contacts after the pandemic," he wrote on Twitter. "Parliamentary diplomacy will further strengthen our brotherly relations."
A career member of the US Foreign Service, Gregory W. Pfleger Jr, has been appointed the new US consul general in Thessaloniki.
Prior to his new posting, Pfleger served as Director for Baltic and Eastern European Affairs at the National Security Council under both the Obama and Trump administrations.