Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev discussed bilateral relations during Mirziyoyev’s March 22-23 first visit to Kazakhstan. His visit, accorded the highest status of a state one, corresponded with the Nauryz spring holiday.
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A few days after the arrest of a leading opposition politician in Kyrgyzstan, the US State Department replied to a reporter’s query about the incident with a circumspect statement.
Kazakhstan is embarking on a technological revolution, some aspects of which in the post-Soviet space were not realized before. Ubiquitous automation, robotization, the development of artificial intelligence and the international technology park of start-ups - that for most of the neighbors of the Central Asian republic there are still episodes from fantastic films, for Kazakhstan, obviously, is already a near future. Very close. To transfer the economy of the country to new rails, President Nursultan Nazarbayev instructed until 2025.
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To ensure security, Central Asian countries need to strengthen cooperation within region and beyond, scholar says
Central Asia is a historically important region comprised of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Mongolia, the north-western part of China and some regions of the Russian Federation are also designated as part of the Central Asian region. Geographically it is located between Europe and Asia, rapidly-developing China with a population of almost 1.5 billion, Middle Eastern countries and Russia.
Another meeting on the Syrian settlement could possibly take place in Kazakhstan’s capital city of Astana on March 14-15, while its format and level are being discussed, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said.
Two rounds of talks in the Kazakh Astana ended, and now determine the future of Syria will continue in Geneva. There already were negotiating delegation. It now remains to wait, how will the outcome of negotiations in Astana affect the positions of the parties and, possibly, on the results of consultations in Geneva.
The members of the Eurasian Economic Commission Council approved the agenda of the upcoming meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council, which will be held on March 7 in Bishkek.
U.S.-China military-to-military relations for 2017 are off to a slow start, and questions are being raised about whether the program has been put on hold or even curtailed by the Trump administration.
New hydro power plant with a capacity of 24.9 MW will be built on Turgusun river in the East Kazakhstan region, Development Bank of Kazakhstan said in a message.