On a recent visit to Astana, Peter Burian, European Union Special Representative for Central Asia, spoke with The Astana Times Oct. 30 about the key priorities of the EU’s Central Asia strategy, its “balancing power” and security transformation processes.
EU CENTRAL ASIA STRATEGY
The national airline of Latvia, airBaltic, plans to launch a new direct flight Riga-Almaty in 2018.
President Donald Trump just embarked on his longest overseas travel so far. On his first journey to the region while in office he will stop in Japan, Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines. The trip is scheduled shortly after Chinese President Xi Jinping reinforced his grip on power and heralded the beginning of a new era of China’s global role at the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party. Almost a year after his elections, the region is waiting for a clear message – and Europe should listen closely.
A decision to create Astana International Exchange JSC of the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) has been made within the framework of the meeting of the Board of Directors of the AIFC.
Eddie Maier, deputy head of unit at the European Commission Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development’s Instrument for Stability and Nuclear Safety, discussed nuclear safety and the regional projects and activities of the International Science and Technology Centre (ISTC) in Central Asia in a recent interview with The Astana Times.
China's ruling Communist Party has voted to enshrine Xi Jinping's name and ideology in its constitution, elevating him to the level of founder Mao Zedong.
The delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan was on in Dushanbe with a working visit October 18-20.
When observing the China-EU relationship since 2012, it can be seen that pandas have played an important role in helping bring the two sides closer together.
The European Union, the International Science and Technology Centre (ISTC) together with the Kazakh Ministry of Investments and Development launched Oct. 12 the second project on export control of dual use goods and technologies, marking another step in strengthening the long-term partnership and cooperation between the two sides.
The problems of regional cooperation are sought by the five Caspian littoral states. Such a partnership today is uncontested, but there are a number of obstacles to its development. But there is growing awareness that they can be overcome only together. For example, the legal status of the Caspian is still not regulated, although there is a hope that this problem will be resolved in 2018.