African and European countries have adopted a special joint declaration on Libya and said they want to repatriate migrants stranded in Libya to their countries of origin. But the question of who should pay for it has been carefully avoided. EURACTIV France reports from Abidjan.
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.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson embarks this week on a diplomatic mission to shore up alliances in Europe and their defences against Russian aggression and subversion.
Russia's Gazprom in 2017 will increase the purchase of Central Asian gas up to 20 billion cubic meters and intends to keep this volume next year, Russian media quoted representative of Gazprom Export Andrei Zotov as saying.
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.
Iran’s nuclear deal implying removal of sanctions has helped create a more competitive atmosphere in the Iranian auto market, according to an official with Chery, the first Chinese car exporter to Iran.
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.
Before the nuclear agreement was concluded and while the talks with the future signatories were under way, Iran’s trade balance with different partners was affected by a number of artificial factors.
With much fanfare, 23 EU member states have now formally announced their commitment to ‘permanent structured cooperation’ (PESCO) in the field of defence.