international - 2019 June

June 30

Abu Dhabi, capital of United Area Emirates (UAE) is hosting International Security Alliance (ISAs) first joint security exercise named ISALEX19. ISA comprises of nine countries - Bahrain, Morocco, France, Italy, Spain, Senegal, Singapore, Slovak Republic and United Arab Emirates. It is an international working group to confront organised, transnational and extremist crimes by joint security cooperation projects and exchange of expertise on practices implemented across ISA member countries.
President of the USA, Donald Trump became 1st sitting US president to set foot in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (or North Korea) when he met its leader, Kim Jong Un, in Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North Korea and South Korea. President Donald Trump met North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at border village of Panmunjom in the Demilitarized Zone.

June 9

G20 Ministerial meeting on Trade and Digital Economy was held from 8 June - 9 June 2019 in Japanese city of Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Railways, Piyush Goyal attended to this meeting. It was convened with a main objective to discuss how economies of G20 countries can promote trade and investment and maximize benefits from development of digital economy. It aims to ensure sustainable growth of global economy.

June 2

British Airways (BA) resumed its flights to Pakistan after it halted the service to that country following a bomb blast. The services were suspended for more than 10 years. Britain's flagship carrier stopped flying to Pakistan after the Marriott hotel in the capital, Islamabad, was bombed in 2008, killing more than 50 people. It is the only western airline to resume its service to Islamabad. 

June 1

In Tanzania plastic bag ban comes into force as Africa leads efforts to stem the tide of plastic pollution. Tanzania is banning the importation, production, sale and use of plastic bags.

Nayib Bukele has been sworn-in as the President of El Salvador. It is a Central American country. Bukele was sworn-in by the Speaker of the National Assembly in downtown San Salvador. Bukele was elected in February to succeed Salvador Sanchez Ceren; a leftist former guerrilla.


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