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.
EU CENTRAL ASIA STRATEGY
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.
In two separate speeches in fall 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping put forward a bold new development strategy encompassing more than 60 countries across Asia, Europe, and East Africa and totaling investments estimated to be in the trillions of dollars.
U.S. Ambassador on Trump's win: Relations between U.S. and Kazakhstan to continue to grow and strengthen
Despite the change in U.S. leadership, the interests of the United States in promoting peace, stability and prosperity in the world will not change, U.S. Ambassador to Kazakhstan George Krol said in statement following the confirmation of the results of the election.
The finalisation of the Indo-Japan nuclear deal will be the main takeaway for most people of this year’s summit meeting between the two prime ministers, Narendra Modi and Shinzo Abe. There is no getting away from the importance of this agreement. One, because reactor cores in almost every nuclear plant made in the world come from Japan and so such a deal is a necessity for nuclear commerce with almost everyone else in the world. Buying a reactor from the US or France is impossible without Tokyo’s concurrence. Two, India’s ambitious carbon emission targets under the Paris agreement have brought nuclear power back into the energy equation. Solar and wind cannot provide baseload power. Nuclear is the only carbon-free way to satisfy that all important need.
The current international environment is largely characterized by the influence of a number of factors of instability. Continue to expand the zone of conflict in various parts of the globe, forming a new range of challenges in the global economy, new challenges are emerging demographic and civilizational character. An effective solution to these problems necessitate the revision of the current in the twentieth century system of views and concerns improving the tools, both in the economy and in politics.
There will be no major change in political relations between the US and the Central Asia in connection with election of Donald Trump as the US president, but expansion of economic cooperation is possible, Andrey Chebotarev, director of the Kazakhstan-based research center Alternative, told .