Shavkat Mirziyoyev won the historic presidential vote on Sunday by a landslide, according to the Uzbekistan Central Election Commission.
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Kazakhstan’s peace initiatives supported by international community
Russia will remain as Kyrgyzstan’s strategic partner, but in military terms the republic must rely on its own power, said Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev during a press conference on the results of 2016.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said he won’t hand power to his children to succeed him, as the former Soviet Union’s longest-serving ruler delays democratic reforms amid the country’s worst economic downturn in nearly two decades.
As President-elect Donald Trump promises to pull the US out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), calling it a “disaster”, China is ready to form its own Asia-Pacific trade pact.
Uzbekistan will hold an early presidential election, which will be the first election in the history of the country without the participation of its late leader Islam Karimov, who headed Uzbekistan since 1989.
The expansion of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will contribute to strengthening relations between its members, the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry's special envoy for SCO affairs Irina Orolbaeva said .
Kazakhstan participated in the Nov. 22-24 Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Eurasia Week in Paris. The event sought to strengthen relations between countries of the region and the organisation and examine ways to improve the region’s competitiveness.
There are strong indications suggesting that the Islamic Republic of Iran following the last year’s nuclear deal has stepped up efforts to deepen military cooperation with its closest allies and the East’s superpowers, Russia and China.
EU ready to support Central Asian countries in addressing root causes of radicalization, violent extremism
Peter Burian The European Union is ready to support the Central Asian countries to address root causes of radicalization and violent extremism, EU Special Representative for Central Asia, Ambassador Peter Burian, said wrapping up his visit to Kyrgyzstan.