ASTANA – Estonia, which is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its independence this year, has established friendly relations with Kazakhstan during 26 years of diplomatic relations. Bilateral cooperation, which has great potential, has not yet been fully explored, said Estonian Ambassador to Kazakhstan Heiti Maemees in an interview with The Astana Times.
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The High-level dialogue meeting on policy and security issues between the European Union (EU) - Central Asia and Afghanistan has been held in Ashgabat, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Issued by the Heads of State and Government participating in the meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels 11-12 July 2018
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