This March, Kazakhstan and Hungary marked the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations. The common roots and historical ties between the two nations have always served as a firm basis for mutual sympathy and trust. Today, a real boost in the bilateral cooperation is observed with significant growth in trade turnover, promotion of fruitful political dialogue and the sharing of common views on many issues on the international agenda.
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The path to stability, progress, economic, military and political independence of the region lies through the integration of the Central Asian countries, Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev said on several occasions, referring to the need for a practical transition from words to action regarding closer economic integration of the five Central Asian countries.
There is high investment activity and specific actions have already been made in this direction, the secretary general for International Economic Relations of the Foreign Ministry Giorgos Tsipras said on Friday in an interview with the Athens Macedonian News Agency’s radio station Praktoreio 104.9 FM.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev and German Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier discussed bilateral political, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation July 12 in the Akorda presidential residence. It was Steinmeier’s first official visit to Kazakhstan as president and was timed to mark the 25th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries this year.
Following the results of the fifth round of talks in Astana, the head of the Russian delegation Alexander Lavrentiev said that the military of the three guarantor countries (Russia, Iran and Turkey) almost 100 percent agreed on de-escalation zones in Homs and East Guta, and at the level of expert working groups the process The definition of these zones has already been completed.
On 1 July 2017, Minister of Defense of Uzbekistan Colonel-General Qabul Berdiyev held talks with a delegation of Russia led by Colonel-General Vladimir Zarudnitsky, commander of the Central Military District, in Tashkent.
Kazakhstan has continued investments in renewable energy sources and will to expand these volumes as it moves forward.
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel ahead of the summit of leaders of the world's biggest economies later in the week in Hamburg, Germany.
Representatives from three guarantor countries – Turkey, Russia and Iran - will come together in Astana on July 4 and 5 in a bid to conclude works to establish “de-escalation zones” inside Syria and to detail peace monitoring mechanisms in the war-torn country.
Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and President and CEO of PJSC LUKOIL Vagit Alekperov, who arrived in Tashkent for a working visit, discussed the implementation of current projects and preparation for prospective projects in the oil and gas sector.