NEWS IN BRIEF. Egypt’s role in negotiations is a key factor to reach an agreement and hold legislative and presidential elections next year.
The campaign is being promoted by Acció Cultural del País Valencià (Cultural Action of the Valencian Country), and aims at collecting 500,000 signatures across Spain so that the issue can be discussed in the Spanish Congress · It has the support of civil associations, trade unions and political parties, as well as important figures from the Catalan Countries.
Gilgit-Baltistan will enjoy self-government and have an assembly with legislative powers · Opponents to the measure say Pakistani government has implemented the reform without local people’s participation.
Both countries will put decision to the vote in their parliaments · Protocol agreed includes fields on which countries will co-operate and compels to discuss on the 'historic dimension' of the conflict between Ankara and Yerevan, particularly regarding 1915 Ottoman Turk slaughter of ethnic Armenians.