Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev paid the state visit to neighbouring Uzbekistan April 14-15. The visit saw a number of intergovernmental documents signed in the area of economy, investment, defence and migration.
EU CENTRAL ASIA STRATEGY
China’s increasing influence in Central Asia – historically regarded as Russia’s backyard – is no threat to Moscow, according to the Russian ambassador to Beijing.
The turn to the East announced in Russia after the beginning of Western sanctions is supported by participation in various forums and even by the growth of international trade turnover.
Of course, the visit of the President of Tajikistan is important for Russia, which relies on the countries of Central Asia.
An Uzbek-Finnish business forum was held on 11 April 2019, which was attended by the official delegation of Finland, the leadership of the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade, representatives of relevant ministries and departments from the Uzbek side, and 47 leading Finnish and domestic companies.
General Secretary of China Xi Jinping’s tour of Italy, Monaco and France on March 21–26, 2019, caused a stir across Europe. What approach should be taken to projects being proposed under the Belt and Road Initiative?
UzA-KAZINFORM President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev gave an interview to Kazinform International News Agency and UzA National News Agency of Uzbekistan on the results achieved, current state and prospects for the development of cooperation between Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
Kazakh Deputy Foreign Minister Roman Vassilenko briefed professors and students at the March 28 lecture at the Italian Society for International Organisations (SIOI) in Rome on ways Kazakhstan is working on deeper cooperation among Central Asian states.
India called upon Pakistan to not make “hysterical statement” and take the focus away from the core issues that plague the two nations. It also asked Pakistan to share any evidence it has for the claim that it is making.
Over the past two years, Washington has come to embrace a policy of strategic competition with China.