Turkey`s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said Tuesday he would visit the Central Asian state of Uzbekistan this week, the first such trip by the top Turkish diplomat in 13 years amid efforts to improve troubled relations.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised the issue of human rights publicly in China on Tuesday unlike many Western visitors invoking the fall of the Berlin Wall and telling students their country needed "free dialogue".
The German leader, who grew up in the former East Germany, noted in her carefully worded remarks at the elite Tsinghua University in Beijing that China and Germany have a forum to discuss rights.
A US senator on Thursday postponed a trip
to Myanmar, saying it is a bad time to visit because of new
allegations that its military regime is collaborating with
North Korea to develop a nuclear program.