According to Estonian daily, Postmees, the country’s Foreign Minister Marina Kaljurand met with members of the Free Party on April 23, and announcde to her fellow party members that should would be willing to run for president, should the proposal be made to her.
The ‘New Economic Silk Road’ was launched by China’s President, Xi Jinping, in September 2013 in Kazakhstan’s capital, Astana. A few months later (in January 2015) Astana became one of the three capital cities of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), which started with Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia, and later enlarged to Kyrgyzstan and Armenia. Other governments (India and Japan among them) have since stepped up their engagement in Central Asia; last but not least, Iran has joined the game after its international ‘rehabilitation’ and gradual sanction-lifting. Is a new ‘Great Game’ under way? Who will control Eurasia? More specifically, how are relations between China and Russia evolving? Can the two ‘Great Powers’ co-exist in the region?
Iran's power sector suffers heavenly from three problems - gas fuel shortage, low efficiency of power plants as well as huge amount of electricity waste during the distribution process.
Turkmenistan and the European Union (EU) have expressed readiness to further consolidate the efforts for cooperation in the energy sphere, Turkmenistan's Foreign Ministry said .
Chairman of the ruling Law and Justice party Jarosław Kaczyński made a lengthy address on Monday, stating that his party aims to change the Polish constitution.
In the coming weeks, the level of diplomatic activity on the Nagorno-Karabakh issue will continue to be higher than usual, writes Stratfor.
Kazakhstan’s president identifies the most pressing task for this century.
After talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow on April 26, Karimov also said the Shanghai Cooperation Organization must not be involved in the military and political stand-off in Afghanistan.
On April 13, the energy ministers of Russia, Georgia, Armenia and Iran met in the Armenian capital of Yerevan, where they agreed to create a single, common electricity market among these countries. For this purpose, bilateral Russia-Georgia, Armenia-Georgia, and Armenia-Iran projects are being planned to expand the capabilities of the four neighbors’ energy systems (News.am, April 13).
On April 5, 2009 in the Czech capital of Prague US President Barack Obama declared to the world “America’s commitment to seek the peace and security of a world without nuclear weapons”. This unprecedented speech by an American head of state sparked a wave of enthusiasm among peoples and governments that had long urged the world’s internationally condoned nuclear-weapon powers (the US, Russia, France, Great Britain, and China) and the international community at large to step up their efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear materials and weapons across the globe as well as to pursue concrete steps towards worldwide nuclear disarmament.