MEGA Silk Way, the capital’s new shopping and entertainment centre located at the EXPO 2017 site, was launched in December. The official opening is planned for the first quarter of 2017.
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The United States, one of the top foreign investors in Kazakhstan, is about to witness Donald Trump’s inauguration on Jan. 20, as the 45th and probably one of its most controversial Presidents. Will policies under the new administration affect U.S.-Kazakh relations?
Despite the shared cause of supporting Damascus, Moscow and Tehran will continue to differ in their commitment to the conflict. As Russia concocts an exit strategy, its relations with Iran will steadily sour. The divergences between the countries will exacerbate the differences among Syria's loyalist forces.
Ceasefire in Syria, the guarantors of which are Turkey, Russia and Iran, begets new hopes, the Turkish media quoted President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying .
Tajikistan supports the abolition of visa regime with Uzbekistan, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon said.
The fifth presidential election in the history of independent Uzbekistan on December 4 has ended with a definite win for Shavkat Mirziyaev, previously the country’s prime minister for 13 years under the late Islam Karimov. As Uzbekistan enters its post-Karimov era, it is important to examine the new president’s foreign policy priorities.
The Syrian conflict, it seems, has been a long-awaited breakthrough. The parties are willing to sit at the negotiating table in the broadest format. Discuss possible ways of resolving the protracted and bloody confrontation at this time intend to not only the direct participants, but also those who in one way or another involved in this conflict. And to do so they are ready for the most, perhaps, a neutral and therefore very suitable for this area - in the capital of Kazakhstan - Astana.
Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has ordered the Foreign Ministry to prepare the Syria talks in Kazakhstan’s capital of Astana in the near future, the presidential press service reported following Nazarbayev’s meeting with high-ranking officials from the foreign ministry.
Cutting energy consumption 15 percent by 2020 for every 10,000 yuan ($1,458) output in gross domestic product, compared to 2015 levels, is the goal of a work plan released on Thursday by the State Council, China's cabinet.
Kazakhstan introduced visa-free regime for 45 countries of Europe, Asia and America since Jan. 1 2017, according to Kazakh Foreign Ministry. Moreover visa issuance procedure will be simplified for 48 more countries.