The division of water resources is a key problem in Central Asia and some steps have been taken to resolve this issue.
What’s good for Hungary and Serbia is good for each other: PM
Polish Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has said he plans to introduce a “British-style” progressive tax system to the country.
Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic will meet leaders of the pro-Serb opposition in Montenegro even though some of them have been accused of involvement in a coup attempt.
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.
According to forecasts for 2016, oil production in Kazakhstan is expected to reach 74-75 million tons, despite the fact that in 2013 the country produced 81.8 million tons. Certain difficulties experienced Azerbaijan, where in recent years, oil production hovers around 42-43 million tons of oil. In 2013 the country extracted 43.1 million tons, and in 2015 production was 41.6 million tons. More stable is the situation with gas production in Turkmenistan, but even here there are difficulties that can slow down the pace of development of deposits.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street on Wednesday (23 November 2016) for talks on how NATO continues to adapt to a changed security environment. The Secretary General thanked the United Kingdom for its enduring commitment to NATO and its leadership on defence spending.
Gazprom seems to be serious in its intention to smooth out differences with the European Commission. After breakdown of the «South Stream» pipeline project, «North Stream-1» multi-year obstructionism, and numerous attempts by Brussels to deprive the Russian gas giant of a competitive advantage in prevent its dominance, events in recent months might boost new projects of the Russian export monopolist in Europe.
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 .
The deployment by Russia of new missiles in its Baltic Sea exclave Kaliningrad is intended to limit NATO allies' ships’ access to the Baltic States, the Lithuanian Defense Ministry 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.
The world was still recovering from the turbulent presidential elections in the US when Germany, another key Western power, picked its next head of state.
Ukraine will hold a dialog with the legitimately elected president of Moldova, who will respect our sovereignty
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.
Azerbaijan has never considered the Southern Gas Corridor project as a kind of alternative or kind of competitor to any other gas projects being implemented in the region, said Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev.