Ten Central Kenya governors yesterday held a meeting to sign the Central Regional Economic Block agreement
aimed at implementing joint economic programmes.
The shipyard took part in the fair in a positive and optimistic mood, having only recently signed a key deal to boost its business - a ship repair block agreement
with Kuwait Oil Tanker Company, which will add to its revenues and raise its profile in the region's ship repair industry.
3 -- (BNA): ASRY, the leading Ship and Rig Repair Yard in the Arabian Gulf, has signed a ship repair block agreement
with Kuwait Oil Tanker Company (KOTC) which includes the exclusive maintenance rights to 19 vessels over the next two and half years.
"Hostile countries are not interested in finding way out of current situation and they are trying to block agreement
on the nuclear case though acts of sabotage", Fars quoted Salehi as saying.
The Security Council voted 11-2 in favour of a resolution but China and Russia were able to block agreement
by wielding their vetoes.
But deep-seated disputes continue to block agreement
on a new binding global climate accord.
He added that Iran, which has virtual veto power because NPT meetings make decisions by consensus, was prepared to stand alone and block agreement
on a final declaration if Tehran was not satisfied with the language in it.
This allows Pakistan to block agreement
on a US proposal for a work plan, the next step in the negotiation process.
It was apparent that Iran's position was fixed and would block agreement
Mr Brown was not alone in threatening to block agreement
unless he got what he wanted from the summit: yesterday the Poles were warning they must have better EU voting strength, the Italians want more Euro-MPs in the proposed slimmed-down European Parliament, and the Bulgarians want to be able to use the Cyrillic version of the word for the "euro" in official EU documents in future.
Mr Blair was warned by French ambassador Gerard Errera not to use the UK's presidency to block agreement
on the budget in a divisive way.