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Georgian Foreign Minister Maya Panjikidze has meet Georgian students studying in Germany and held a Q&A about international affairs.Students arrived for the talks with Panjikidze from Berli, and Saarbrucken. They were especially interested in practical results following the Vilnius summit and signing of the association agreement with the EU. They asked questions about plans to integrate in the NATO and relations with Russia.

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Azerbaijani-EU cooperation discussed in Baku

Mahmoud Mamedguliyev, Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister, Gunnar Vigandinon, director of the EU foreign service for Russia, Eastern Partnership, Central Asia, OSCE and regional cooperation, attended the 14th session of the Azerbaijani-EU cooperation committee in Baku yesterday, Trend reports.They discussed cooperation within the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy and the Eastern Partnership. The officials expressed satisfaction with the signing of agreements on a simplification of the mutual visa regime and readmission set for the Vilnius summit.

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Will Assad resign?

The US insists that the Syrian president resign, Assad wants to stay until an election, Russia supports him, Europe is beginning to hesitate

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Aza Migranyan, the head of the laboratory of Inter-regional Development Problems under the Institute of Market Problems of the RAS, discussed with VK the current economic situation in Armenia and the country's possible integration in the Eurasian Union. 

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GUAM delegation to attend conference in Riga

The Baltic Assembly will have a conference in Riga on Thursday, attended MPs of the Benelux and the Nordic Council, Trend reports.Delegates of the GUAM Parliamentary Assembly were invited to join the upcoming meeting. Georgian Vice Speaker of Parliament Zurab Abashidze, head of the Georgian parliamentary delegation to the GUAM, will participate in the conference.Attendants of the conference will discuss prevention of tax VAT frauds in the EU.

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Georgia plays key role in energy resources transportation

Georgia is a successful partner and has an important role in the transportation of energy resources, Georgian foreign minister Maya Panjikidze said at the opening of the Caspian Forum in New York."Georgia is ready to participate further in the projects helping to supply gas to the European market. This route is essential for the European Union," she said, Trend reports."Our partners in Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan will join the project, I hope," Panjikidze added.

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Alexander Ibragimov: “The greatest social lift is turning from a boy into a man”

Interview by Daria Melikhova, exclusively to Vestnik Kavkaza An expert in the information work of strategic intelligence, linguist, psychologist and writer Alexander Ibragimov, nicknamed Achley and Radov, was born in Makhachkala, worked in organizations of alumni of the Military Institute for Foreign Languages, specialists of national security, Orthodox businessmen and military Islamic scholars of Russia. Alexander Ibragimov described his vision of the situation in Dagestan in an interview with Vestnik Kavkaza. 

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Experts discuss Customs Union

Andrey Smirnov, Vice President of the Foundation for Development of Eurasian Cooperation, said in a video conference that he believes Armenia has received all the answers and information it needed on joining the Customs Union. He added that Azerbaijan, with its great reserves of hydrocarbons and strengthening economy, was welcome to join the integration process.

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18 PKK militants escape from Turkish prison

18 militants of the PKK have escaped from a prison in the Bingol Province of Turkey, Trend reports.The police of the Bingol and Diyarbakir Provinces are searching for the runaways.The Turkish conflict with the Kurdistan Workers' Party has been ongoing for over 25 years. The PKK demands independence. The conflict has resulted in deaths of over 40,000 people. The UN and the European Union recognize the PKK as a terrorist organization.

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Russian and Iranian foreign ministers discuss Syria

Russian and Iranian Foreign Ministers Sergey Lavrov and Mohammad Javad Zarif met at the UN General Assembly in New York and discussed progress of six mediators of the Iranian nuclear program and the problem of chemical weapons, RIA Novosti reports.EU Chief Diplomat Catherine Ashton said earlier that Zarif will meet the mediators this week.

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