An exclusive interview with Rusif Huseynov, сo-founder and editor-in-chief The Politicon research center (Baku).
EU CENTRAL ASIA STRATEGY
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.
Another meeting on the Syrian settlement could possibly take place in Kazakhstan’s capital city of Astana on March 14-15, while its format and level are being discussed, Kazakhstan’s Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said.
Two rounds of talks in the Kazakh Astana ended, and now determine the future of Syria will continue in Geneva. There already were negotiating delegation. It now remains to wait, how will the outcome of negotiations in Astana affect the positions of the parties and, possibly, on the results of consultations in Geneva.
The members of the Eurasian Economic Commission Council approved the agenda of the upcoming meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council, which will be held on March 7 in Bishkek.
U.S.-China military-to-military relations for 2017 are off to a slow start, and questions are being raised about whether the program has been put on hold or even curtailed by the Trump administration.
New hydro power plant with a capacity of 24.9 MW will be built on Turgusun river in the East Kazakhstan region, Development Bank of Kazakhstan said in a message.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin discussed bilateral cooperation and key issues of the international agenda within the meeting in Astana on Feb. 27.
Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (Kazakh railways) and O’zbekiston temir yo’llari (Uzbek railways) discussed the possibility of Uzbek export and import through Kazakh ports of Aktau and Kuryk via Trans-Caspian international transport route, Kazakh railways company said in a message.
China 1, Trump 0” has been the widely claimed verdict after President Donald Trump assured his Chinese counterpart on February 9 that, contrary to what he had led many to believe, his administration will stand by the “One China principle,” which recognizes Taiwan as part of China.