Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council suggested that neighbors of Afghanistan should develop a joint security and intelligence mechanism to counter the threat of terrorism and foil plans for the transfer of Takfiri terrorists to Afghanistan.
EU CENTRAL ASIA STRATEGY
On April 17 Colonel Mukhan Zhassuzakov was accredited as Defence Attaché of Kazakhstan to Lithuania. He was welcomed by Vice Minister of National Defence Vytautas Umbrasas.
Clearly, European countries aren’t buying China’s rhetoric of the BRI as “win-win cooperation.”
Uzbekistan and Canada discussed promotion of cooperation in innovative development of real economy of the Central Asian state, the press service of the Ministry of Innovative Development of Uzbekistan stated on April 23.
During a two-day official visit to Ankara April 19-20, Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and other top officials to discuss preparations for the meeting of the two countries’ leaders in the summer and ways to boost Kazakh-Turkish cooperation.
Europe will not choose sides in the trade dispute between the United States and China, a top European official said on Saturday, adding that the European Union’s temporary exemptions from U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs should become permanent
As trade tensions have escalated, images such as this have become a common motif in PRC media outlets
During the past fortnight, a long-simmering trade dispute between the United States and China has burst into open recrimination, with the two sides threatening each other with $250 billion worth of reciprocal tariffs (China Daily, April 7). As of this writing, the situation remains fluid and fast moving.
President Trump’s National Security Strategy bluntly states that China is challenging “American power, influence, and interests, attempting to erode American security and prosperity.” And while much attention has been focused on Beijing’s expanding military presence in the South China Sea, its effort to expand its influence across Asia and Europe through its “one belt, one road” projects, and unfair trade practices, China’s challenge to the administration’s vision of a free and open Indo-Pacific region is increasingly taking place in Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Kairat Abdrakhmanov says Kazakhstan welcomes the restoration of inter-Korean dialogue.
The European Union's top diplomat met Thursday in Brussels with the president of Kyrgyzstan to discuss ongoing talks regarding a future agreement between the two, which would see improved bilateral relations and increased cooperation.