The history of relations between the United States and Russia demonstrates that there is no substitute for personal contacts between the leaders of the two countries.
Kazakh legislators recently approved the sending of dozens of military observers from Kazakhstan to join UN missions in the Middle East and Africa to fulfil international obligations in maintaining peace and security, Defence Minister Saken Zhasuzakov announced as he presented a relevant request from the head of state at the joint session of Kazakhstan’s Parliament.
The Iranian deputy oil minister for international affairs said Iran and Austria have extended their agreement on oil and energy cooperation.
The London summit this week could kick-start the revival of the stalled reform process in the region – but won’t if human rights and the rule of law stay off the agenda.
Iran can export its gas to Europe through the coasts of Syria, the former director of National Iranian Gas Exporting Company and an official with Iran Chamber of Commerce said.
The United States should deepen relations with Georgia while NATO should reiterate its commitment to the country's eventual membership in the alliance, a new report for The Heritage Foundation says.
The Polish prime minister on Wednesday said that the European Union needed to redefine its functions and tasks, according to a report by the IAR news agency.
Beijing will fund most of the China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan railway, since one of the main goals for China is having a rail link to the Mingbulak oil field in Uzbekistan’s section of the Ferghana Valley that Chinese companies are helping to develop, Bruce Pannier, expert on Central Asia, told Trend.
Mingbulak was first developed in 1992, but abandoned after a massive oil spill. In 2010, it was scheduled to be developed by Uzbekneftegaz.
Arriving at the European Council on Thursday (28 June 2018) the NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said he will be discussing NATO-EU cooperation with European leaders. He highlighted that NATO-EU cooperation is making a lot of progress and that both organisations are working together on migration, tackling the root causes and helping to stabilise the neighbourhood, including by training local forces in Afghanistan and Iraq.
As US sanctions on Iran are set to resume, Iranian President Rouhani is visiting Europe in a bid to keep his country from economic isolation. But the ability of EU partners to make a difference remains questionable.