EU CENTRAL ASIA STRATEGY

Hungary, Kazakhstan share “common past, dynamic present, promising future,” envoy says

This March, Kazakhstan and Hungary marked the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations. The common roots and historical ties between the two nations have always served as a firm basis for mutual sympathy and trust. Today, a real boost in the bilateral cooperation is observed with significant growth in trade turnover, promotion of fruitful political dialogue and the sharing of common views on many issues on the international agenda.

Any integration is always more pluses than minuses

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By Eric Gatev

The path to stability, progress, economic, military and political independence of the region lies through the integration of the Central Asian countries, Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev said on several occasions, referring to the need for a practical transition from words to action regarding closer economic integration of the five Central Asian countries.

German President makes first visit to Astana, meets with Kazakh President

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier discussed bilateral political, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation July 12 in the Akorda presidential residence. It was Steinmeier’s first official visit to Kazakhstan as president and was timed to mark the 25th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries this year.

Next rounds in the Astana process

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By A. Dunn

Following the results of the fifth round of talks in Astana, the head of the Russian delegation Alexander Lavrentiev said that the military of the three guarantor countries (Russia, Iran and Turkey) almost 100 percent agreed on de-escalation zones in Homs and East Guta, and at the level of expert working groups the process The definition of these zones has already been completed.