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.
EU CENTRAL ASIA STRATEGY
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.
From March 27 through April 7, the U.S. Department of Defense will conduct a training exercise in partnership with Tajik security forces. Approximately 150 Americans and 100 Tajik personnel will participate in the exercise conducted by U.S. Central Command, in coordination with U.S. government agencies and the Government of Tajikistan.
Kazakhstan welcomes results of Syria meeting in Astana, as Russia, Iran and Turkey issue joint statement
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan issued a statement March 16 welcoming the outcomes of another international meeting on Syria held March 14-15 as part of the Astana Process.
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.
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.
An exclusive interview with Rusif Huseynov, сo-founder and editor-in-chief The Politicon research center (Baku).
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.