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"Serbia and China are always on same side" - Vucic

Prime minister and President-elect Aleksandar Vucic, who will start his visit to China on Saturday, says Serbia and China are "always on the same side."

While in Beijing, Vucic will have a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, and participate in the Forum for International Cooperation within the framework of the One Belt, One Road strategy.

Turkish FM inaugurates TİKA office in Mexico

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu on Feb. 3 inaugurated a Turkish International Cooperation and Development Agency (TİKA) office in Mexico City.      

Speaking at its opening ceremony, Çavuşoğlu praised TİKA for its role in humanitarian diplomacy and said the office would enhance cooperation between the two countries.      

Putin's Party to Foster Ties With Montenegro

A high-level delegation from President Putin's United Russia party is coming to Montenegro in mid-April to improve relations with the majority Orthodox country, which was recently invited to join NATO.

The visit will include meetings with pro-Russian parties, religious leaders, NGOs, business associations, media and the Russian diaspora in Montenegro.

Turkey's EU minister in Paris, Brussels for official meetings

Turkey's European Union minister and its chief negotiator with the bloc, Volkan Bozk?r, flew to France on Feb. 2 to hold official meetings in Paris and Brussels between Feb. 3 and Feb. 5. 

In Paris, Bozk?r is scheduled to meet with French Secretary of State for European Affairs Harlem Desir at a working lunch on Feb. 3, a statement by the EU Ministry has said.

EU to Strengthen Cooperation on Migration with African Partners by EUR 1.8 B Fund

The EU is to strengthen cooperation on migration and economic development with African partners by allocating EUR 1.8 B to the Union's Emergency Trust Fund for Africa.

This is expected to happen at the international summit on migration, which is taking place in Valletta on Wednesday and Thursday.

EU Commissioner Georgieva Urges Bulgaria to Improve Disaster Prevention

Bulgaria should work harder on preventive measures to avoid natural disasters, EU Commission Vice President Kristalina Georgieva has said.

In a statement issued for the anniversary of floods which last year hit the northwestern town of Mizia on August 2, Georgieva has warned that climate changes will bring about more and more disasters.

World Day Against Child Labor (June 12): Let them play!

On the occasion of the World Day Against Child Labor on Friday, June 12, Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Emplo