Russian State Secretary, Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin and Georgian prime minister’s special representative for relations with Russia Zurab Abashidze will discuss the issues of cooperation between the two counties in transport sphere.
"As early as this month Poles will be able to use e-tourist visas,” India’s ambassador to Poland Ajay Bisaria said. “The visa will be issued to tourists upon arrival at the airport in India based on a previously submitted on-line application. I am also counting on the restoration of a direct connection between Warsaw and Delhi thanks to cooperation between Air India and LOT as early as next year. In this way we will meet our target of doubling tourist arrivals from Poland. In 2014. 25,000 Poles visited India,” Bisaria said.
In the Russian-occupied Georgian region of Abkhazia, the last couple weeks of June 2015 were dominated by news of an unusual spat between the typically submissive Abkhazian separatists, on the one hand, and their Russian patrons, on the other.
All kinds of rumors and speculation about various difficulties in the implementation of the Southern Gas Corridor project, initiated by Azerbaijan, have not ceased since the very first day it was announced.
World powers have reached a deal with Iran that will limit the country's nuclear program in exchange for eased economic sanctions, ending more than a decade of tempestuous negotiations.
Kazakh leader Nursultan Nazarbayev believes that combating terrorism effectively will only become possible with creation of an international network under the auspices of the United Nations, Tengrinews reports citing Nazarbayev as saying at the 15th summit of the SCO Council of Heads of States that was held in Ufa, Russia on July 9.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with the new President of Latvia, Raimonds Vējonis, who arrived in Lithuania on a working visit. This is one of his first foreign visits. The Presidents discussed prospects for strengthening bilateral and regional cooperation, the further development of joint energy and transport projects and the security issues of the Baltic region and the whole of Europe.
First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Rapil Zhoshybayev said Kazakhstan was both moving forward with further liberalisation of its visa regime for foreigners and working to facilitate travel for its own citizens to European countries.
On July 9 the progress made in the establishment of a NATO headquarters, the NATO Force Integration Unit (NFIU) in Vilnius, its leadership, tasks and organisation will be presented to national defence leadership, foreign defence attaches in Lithuania, and media at the headquarters of the Joint Staff of the Lithuanian Armed Forces in Vilnius. The guests will tour the premises where the multinational headquarters is to be based. The NFIU is expected to be officially inaugurated this autumn.
Takht Sangin border post on the Tajik-Afghan border was put into operation after reconstruction in the framework of the UN Office on Drugs and Crime program for strengthening control along the Tajik-Afghan border.
The role of Turkey as a transit hub for oil and gas supplies from Central Asia, Russia and the Middle East to Europe and other Atlantic markets is growing, the report of the US Energy Information Administration (EAI) said.
Overnight into Thursday the operating company, a 100% “daughter” of Gazprom South Stream Transport, established for construction of the sea part of the South Stream gas pipeline, announced the termination of the contract with Italian Saipem, which in near future should have started construction of the first line of the sea part of the pipeline. It’s noteworthy that two pipe-laying ships of the contracting company have been on Gazprom’s standby and the penalty may be about USD 300 mn for the group. However the moment when one of the pipe-paying platforms moored by the shores of Anapa, a decision was made to refuse of hiring the vessels.
KazMunayGas JCS (KMG) is selling 50% of the company's share in Kashagan to the National Welfare Fund of Kazakhstan Samruk-Kazyna for almost $4.7 billion.
The chairmanship of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization will be given to Uzbekistan from July this year, reports SCO Secretary-General Dmitry Mezentsev.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Belgrade on Wednesday (8 July) that Serbia had demonstrated its desire to reach a compromise in its dialogue with Pristina.