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BANGKOK -- China and the European Union (EU) on Thursday agreed to continue safeguarding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or the Iran nuclear deal, during a meeting here Thursday between Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and European Union (EU) High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini.

Regarding the Iran nuclear issue, both sides also agreed to safeguard the United Nations-centered multilateralism and oppose the campaign of "maximum pressure," while calling on relevant parties to maintain restraint and prevent the escalation of the situation.(China-EU-Ties)

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BANGKOK -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Thursday urged the United States to meet China halfway to implement the consensus reached by leaders of both countries and jointly push forward the bilateral ties.

Wang made the remarks when meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers' meeting and other related meetings.(China-U.S.-Ties)

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BANGKOK -- China and Thailand agreed to work together to promote the development of bilateral ties and expand cooperation in various fields during a meeting Thursday between Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Prayut said during the meeting that Thailand's new government will maintain the continuity of its policy towards China, and is committed to developing a strong Thailand-China relationship.(China-Thailand-Ties)

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ISLAMABAD -- A no-confidence motion initiated by an alliance of opposition parties failed to remove Chairman of Pakistan Senate Sadiq Sanjrani from his post on Thursday, an official said.

The presiding officer of the Senate Muhammad Ali Saif, who supervised the voting, announced that the no-confidence move required 53 votes for success in the 104-member house but it could get only 50 votes in the upper house of Pakistani Parliament.(Pakistan-Senate)

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BANGKOK -- China and Vietnam should properly manage maritime issues and handle differences, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi here on Thursday.

Wang met here with Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) foreign ministers meetings and other related meetings.(China-Vietnam-Ties) Enditem

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