Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday said it is imperative that the leadership in Pakistan and India should rise to the expectations of their people and the two nations need to start a "new chapter" in ties by working towards resolving all outstanding issues through dialogue.
The union culture ministry Thursday released a logo depicting a handshake and the faces of Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi side by side in a circle for the Festival of India to be held in South Africa.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is expected to pay his first visit to Turkey Monday in a bid to improve bilateral ties between the two countries that have been strained by the developments in Syria, media reported Saturday.
Angry with the West`s response over Ukraine and eager to diversify its options, Russia is moving rapidly to bolster ties with North Korea in a diplomatic nose-thumbing that could complicate the US-led effort to squeeze Pyongyang into giving up its nuclear weapons program.
The US has said that it was time to get past the recent tensions with India and the two sides should move on, days after arrest of an American police officer at New Delhi airport for possessing bullets.
Pakistan High Commissioner Salman Bashir on Wednesday called on Vice President Hamid Ansari and conveyed the sincere desire of the leadership and people of Pakistan for the improvement of relations between the two countries.
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has said she is working very hard to ensure bilateral ties with India are strengthened, as her government was making efforts to help Indian migrants settle in the country.
With growing talk about India and Japan getting closer, especially on a strategic partnership to keep China in check, Japan Wednesday tried to play down the issue saying that nothing of the sort was happening.
Notwithstanding sanctions against Iran, India is set to scale up economic and commercial engagement with it with proposals for joint investment in infrastructure and joint exploration of oil high on the agenda.