Iranian and Turkmen gas will not reach Europe in short or medium term, says Professor Jonathan Stern, chairman and senior research fellow at the Natural Gas Research Program of the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies.
NATO will take any request to help with the refugee crisis “very seriously,” chief Jens Stoltenberg said Feb. 9, as thousands continued to flock to the Syria-Turkey border fleeing assaults by Russian-backed Syrian government forces around the city of Aleppo.
As the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus celebrate the 25th anniversary of their independence, structural reform has become critical. The key to meeting many of the challenges, and seizing the opportunities of the changing global environment is closer regional economic integration with the rest of Asia and the Pacific, according to the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev held a meeting with Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu.
Differences between Russia and Europe have been discussed at length. The fact that these differences exist has taken root in political ideology and social stereotypes in the EU and Russia as well.
Head of the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill and Pope Francis will meet in Cuba on Feb. 12, the Gazeta.ru website reported Friday.
Estonian Prime Minster, Taavi Roivas, believes current occurrences in Syria affect the security situation in Europe.
Greek Prime Minister’s Alexis Tsipras visit to Iran is confirmation of the multidimensional and active foreign policy of the Greek Government. At the head of a numerous delegation A. Tsipras departs Saturday for Tehran, where Sunday and Monday he will hold important talks on bilateral and regional issues. The Greek prime minister is the first western country leader to visit Tehran after the achievement of the Agreement for Iran’s nuclear programme.
Azerbaijan and Turkey are strategic partners of Georgia, Tinatin Khidasheli, the Georgian Defense Minister, said at a briefing in Yerevan.
Russia should be perceived as an essential element of any new global equilibrium.
The European Commission (EC) has announced plans to stop the financing of terrorist groups. They include controls on pre-paid credit cards, money transfers and virtual money.
If we consider the progress of bilateral relations between Ukraine and the U.S., the year of 2015 can be undoubtedly called the year when they reached their greatest intensity and depth. This fact is confirmed not only by the sheer number of visits and high-level talks, but also by the very scope of support for Ukraine demonstrated by the United States of America. What was the U.S. policy towards Ukraine during the year, what types of the most difficult challenges had to be overcome in order to achieve objectives, what Americans expect from Ukraine in combating corruption, and more you can read below in an interview given to the Ukrinform’s own correspondent in Washington, D.C., by Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Ukraine to the USA Valery Chaly.
My country of Austria has always sought to cultivate strong links with Central Asia, and I have taken a great personal interest in the region since my first visit in 1999 ahead of Austria’s chairmanship of the OSCE. Since then, Austria has considered Central Asia to be a region of the utmost importance. I was struck, then and now, by its industry and ambition – qualities that have seen Kazakhstan in particular overcome a very challenging start to become the confident player on the world stage that we see today.
This is giving birth to a totally new order not only within Iran, but also in the regional and global scene. Yet this tectonic shift mostly affects the Muslim world and the Shiite-Sunni rift.
SLOVAK Foreign Affairs Minister Miroslav Lajčák presented humanitarian assistance worth €42,400 in Kiev, Ukraine.