Russia's Gazprom in 2017 will increase the purchase of Central Asian gas up to 20 billion cubic meters and intends to keep this volume next year, Russian media quoted representative of Gazprom Export Andrei Zotov as saying.
The foreign ministers of the Caspian littoral states have agreed upon the Draft Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Kairat Abdrakhmanov told Kazakh media following the respective meeting of foreign ministers.
Iran’s nuclear deal implying removal of sanctions has helped create a more competitive atmosphere in the Iranian auto market, according to an official with Chery, the first Chinese car exporter to Iran.
Azerbaijan, Turkey and Pakistan are taking important steps to ensure stability in the region, Chair Holder of UNESCO Cultural Diplomacy, Governance and Education, Director of Diplomatic and Strategic Studies Center in Paris Naciye Selin Senocak told .
According to its provisions of the 1978 UN Vienna Convention "On the continuity of states with respect to treaties". as applied to the situation with long-term legal proceedings against Kazakhstan by the Canadian mining company World Wide Minerals (WWM), the Central Asian Republic is not obliged to fulfill the obligations of the USSR.
Before the nuclear agreement was concluded and while the talks with the future signatories were under way, Iran’s trade balance with different partners was affected by a number of artificial factors.
With much fanfare, 23 EU member states have now formally announced their commitment to ‘permanent structured cooperation’ (PESCO) in the field of defence.
The Balkan known for its traditionally uneasy state seems to enter into a period of stability following Kosovo`s declaration of independence in 2008. Thus, the Albanian people have currently two states in the region. The Politicon speaks with Ms. Olta Totoni, a lecturer from the University of Tirana in order to obtain some insight into the Albania-Kosovo relations.
President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s article “Course towards the future: modernising Kazakhstan’s identity” is well written and should be of great interest to many around the world. He displays a clear and strong voice, and has obviously a great overview of history when he describes his thoughts on the past, present and future in the article.
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.