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International: United Nations Welcomes Loosening of Sanctions in Gulf Region

(Feb. 17, 2021) On January 5, 2021, United Nations (U.N.) Secretary-General António Guterres issued a statement welcoming the news that Saudi Arabia had lifted the economic and political sanctions it had imposed on Qatar since 2017. Guterres was joined two days later by U.N. Special Rapporteur on unilateral coercive measures and human rights Alena Douhan, […]

International: International Civil Aviation Organization Adopts COVID-19 Declaration

(Mar. 10, 2020) On March 9, 2020, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) adopted the COVID-19 Declaration, which affirms the urgent need to reduce the risks of the spread of COVID-19 by air transport and to protect the health of air travelers and aviation personnel. As of February 2020, the ICAO estimated an overall reduction […]

Canada; Mexico: Reaffirmation of and Agreement to Strengthen Ties

(Feb. 24, 2014) During Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s official visit to Mexico from February 17 to 19, 2014, in the context of the celebration of 70 years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico, he and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto agreed on the importance of deepening and strengthening the relationship between the two […]

Panama; United States: Agreements on Aviation Security

(Jan. 30, 2014) The United States and Panama signed two agreements in January 2014 aimed at providing a framework for cooperation on civil aviation security matters between the two countries. (Press Release, U.S. Embassy in Panama, The United States and Panama Expand Security Cooperation (Jan. 22, 2014).) These are the first two formal agreements between […]