Kazakhstan supports international efforts to stabilize the situation in Afghanistan and calls on the parties concerned to launch peace talks as soon as possible. This was stated by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Kairat Abdrakhmanov at the Tashkent High-Level Conference on Afghanistan “Peace Process, Security Cooperation and Regional Connectivity", initiated by the leadership of Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. The event was opened by Presidents of these states Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.
EU CENTRAL ASIA STRATEGY
The European Union and Central Asian countries are now closer as never before. High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said so addressing the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
Four Central Asian presidents met in Kazakhstan for the first regional summit in almost a decade, a sign of improving ties following the death of divisive Uzbek leader Islam Karimov in 2016.
Kazakhstan is becoming a key link in one of the most ambitious world initiatives - "One belt, one road".
Representatives of Germany and Tajikistan expressed interest in the development of joint business projects.
At a meeting of the General Council of the World Trade Organization (WTO), the candidacy of the Republic of Kazakhstan for the chairmanship of the Special Session of the WTO Council for Trade in Services has been approved.
The ministers of the Caspian littoral states have agreed on a draft Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea, the Russian Foreign Ministry said .
Uzbekistan and Ukraine held consultations on further expansion of trade and economic cooperation at Ukraine’s Economic Development and Trade Ministry, Uzbek Foreign Trade Ministry said.
Today it is already obvious that without introducing purely economic and trade relations in the field of water use and distribution, it is difficult to manage, given the specifics of interstate relations and the priority of national interests in such a difficult issue. This is, in particular, about transboundary rivers.
According to the Chairman of the Senate Committee on International Relations, Defense and Security, Dariga Nazarbayeva, there are no private military companies in Kazakhstan, Kazinform correspondent reports.