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.
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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.
Twenty-four EU countries pledged to band together to form a “European approach” to artificial intelligence in a bid to compete with American and Asian tech giants.
The Foreign Minister of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius will pay an official visit to Uzbekistan in May 2018.
Deputy Kazakh Defense Minister Talgat Mukhtarov has announced that Kazakhstan will be sending peacekeepers to Lebanon to serve among UN forces there.
Caspian flotilla will be relocated from Astrakhan to the town of Kaspiysk, Dagestan, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said .