Organisations that assess corruption levels in Kazakhstan praised the country’s economic and social political reforms during Nov. 28-30 meetings in the United States.
EU CENTRAL ASIA STRATEGY
Around 200 billion cubic meters of natural gas has been piped from Central Asia to China through a major energy project, Chinese media reported citing China National Petroleum Corporation.
Presidents of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan agreed on triple control on border. Kyrgyz-Kazakh border will be temporarily opened
Presidents of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan during the meeting in Minsk agreed on triple control over the Kyrgyz-Kazakh border.
President Nursultan Nazarbayev said it is necessary to adopt the road map. According to him, the working groups will meet soon to discuss the road map. The border will be temporarily opened until the road map is adopted.
In an exclusive interview with The Astana Times, Dr. Frederick Starr, founder and former chairman of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and currently distinguished fellow for Eurasia at the American Foreign Policy Council discussed the current situation in countries of the region and provided his outlook on the Eurasian Economic Union.
The foreign ministers of the Caspian littoral states have agreed upon the Draft Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Kairat Abdrakhmanov told Kazakh media following the respective meeting of foreign ministers.
Azerbaijan, Turkey and Pakistan are taking important steps to ensure stability in the region, Chair Holder of UNESCO Cultural Diplomacy, Governance and Education, Director of Diplomatic and Strategic Studies Center in Paris Naciye Selin Senocak told .
According to its provisions of the 1978 UN Vienna Convention "On the continuity of states with respect to treaties". as applied to the situation with long-term legal proceedings against Kazakhstan by the Canadian mining company World Wide Minerals (WWM), the Central Asian Republic is not obliged to fulfill the obligations of the USSR.
President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s article “Course towards the future: modernising Kazakhstan’s identity” is well written and should be of great interest to many around the world. He displays a clear and strong voice, and has obviously a great overview of history when he describes his thoughts on the past, present and future in the article.
On a recent visit to Astana, Peter Burian, European Union Special Representative for Central Asia, spoke with The Astana Times Oct. 30 about the key priorities of the EU’s Central Asia strategy, its “balancing power” and security transformation processes.
The national airline of Latvia, airBaltic, plans to launch a new direct flight Riga-Almaty in 2018.