Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani has termed the US move on dropping “unconventional and massive bombs” in Afghanistan “illegitimate”.
EU CENTRAL ASIA STRATEGY
Formally, in the Concept of Foreign Policy Affairs of Uzbekistan which was adopted under Islam Karimov, Central Asia is designated as the priority of foreign policy of Tashkent.
The Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea is almost ready for signing, Igor Bratchikov, special envoy of the Russian president, ambassador-at-large of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
With the beginning of the court in Kazakhstan on the embezzlement case from BTA Bank, the main person involved in the criminal case - Mukhtar Ablyazov was again activated in the political field of Europe and the Internet. The former chairman of the bank's board of directors, accused of fraud for more than $ 7.5 billion, bribes the deputies of the European Parliament.
China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative has become a major foreign policy priority. The land-based Silk Road Economic Belt aims to expand China’s economic connections and political influence across much of Eurasia through vast infrastructure and investment schemes, potentially involving over 40 countries. But reviving the ancient Silk Road will not be easy. Water conflicts, as elsewhere, are top on the list of potential challenges.
Kazakhstan abstained from vote on a UN resolution on Syria condemning last week's chemical weapons attack.
A number of documents were signed today in Moscow with the purpose of advancing Russian-Uzbek cooperation in the gas sector. The signing ceremony took place in the presence of Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, and Shavkat Mirziyoev, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
A joint mission of the European Commission (EC) and European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) visited Kyrgyzstan March 28-31 with the aim of solving the problems the uranium production legacy poses to the country’s environment. Min-Kush, Shekaftar and Mailuu-Suu were defined as top priority sites for environmental remediation.
Kazakhstan is the largest state in the Central Asian region. And the richest in natural resources. In Kazakhstan last year, production was started at the largest field of recent years - Kashagan. But in addition to oil, Kazakhstan is ready to offer foreign business numerous contracts in various fields: from subsoil use to agro-industrial complex.
Over 90 percent of the whole working area of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project in Italy was acquired by amicable agreement.