Kazakhstan supports international efforts to stabilize the situation in Afghanistan and calls on the parties concerned to launch peace talks as soon as possible. This was stated by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Kairat Abdrakhmanov at the Tashkent High-Level Conference on Afghanistan “Peace Process, Security Cooperation and Regional Connectivity", initiated by the leadership of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. The event was opened by Presidents of these states Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.
Moscow has undergone a lively debate on the future course of its foreign policy – which may now become obsolete by the poisoning of Sergei Skripal.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former NATO Secretary General: In relations with Putin, we should hope for the best, but prepare for the worst
Danish politician Rasmussen is currently a recognized lawyer of Ukraine in the Euro-Atlantic community. The former head of the North Atlantic Alliance (2009-2014) consistently defends the interests of Kyiv and Ukrainians amid a real war unleashed by Russia against Ukraine and a hybrid war against Western democratic societies.
The Belt and Road Initiative is brand new and therefore enjoys huge potential. Yet, it will only be brought to full potential when all players come to realise its importance and take part in it, writes Zhang Ming.
Zhang Ming is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and Head of Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the European Union.
An announced change in Serbia's energy agreement with Russia may enable Serbia to re-export Russian gas to Europe – although it will have to build new infrastructure to do so.
The European Union and Central Asian countries are now closer as never before. High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said so addressing the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
With the recent German Coalition agreement in place, attention turns to Germany’s role in Europe.
Four years ago, on 18 March 2014, Russia took the final step to illegally occupy Crimea, a part of Ukraine's sovereign territory that Russia had recognised as such in several international treaties.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has highlighted the significance of regional cooperation.
China has a very special role to play for a safer world and for better global development, a senior official from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has said.
Four Central Asian presidents met in Kazakhstan for the first regional summit in almost a decade, a sign of improving ties following the death of divisive Uzbek leader Islam Karimov in 2016.
Germany's parliament has confirmed Angela Merkel as the country's next leader. The conservative Merkel will govern in a grand coalition with the Social Democrats. But the vote margin was very tight - a mere 9 votes.
It is in Russia’s strategic interest to help hand back the Donbas to Ukraine.
In his statement on 12 January, President Trump made clear that he will not renew sanctions waivers on Iran unless what he sees as key flaws in the 2015 nuclear deal are fixed.
Austria plans to use its upcoming presidency of the European Union this year to shift the bloc’s focus from resettling refugees within the EU towards keeping further waves of migrants outside the bloc’s external borders, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Friday (9 March).