2019 is an important year for EU-Kazakhstan relations, in anticipation of the full entry into force of the Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (EPCA) between Kazakhstan and the EU. In addition to strengthening the foundations for economic success, regional and security issues are also on the radar this year.
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Beginning Jan. 1, Kazakhstan has introduced a single-entry electronic visa for citizens of 117 countries. An electronic business or tourist visa or one for medical treatment will be issued using a valid invitation considered by the nation’s migration service. Foreigners wishing to benefit from the new arrangement can enter the country through checkpoints at the Astana and Almaty international airports.
The first meeting of “India - Central Asia” Dialogue with participation of Afghanistan at the Ministerial level took place on 13 January 2019 in Samarkand, Republic of Uzbekistan, Trend reports referring to the Uzbek Foreign Ministry.
An international summit aiming to promote stability and freedom in the Middle East will be held in Poland in February, Fox News has quoted US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as saying.
Kazakh, Uzbek FMs discuss bilateral cooperation in Samarkand SAMARKAND.
Exclusive interview of the Valery Kavaleuski, Senior analyst of Belarusian Institute of America ( USA)
In 2019, the three largest oil and gas fields of Kazakhstan will be closed for a month, Kazakh Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev said.
Immediate issues can be settled but little chance of reducing long-term rivalry
What is most notable about China’s efforts to spread its influence abroad is not their success, but the ease with which they are exposed. Portraying these efforts as a genuine threat to the world's democracies not only betrays the West’s insecurity, but also gives China more credit than it deserves.
Dmitry Peskov the press secretary for the president of Russia, stated, “I am not a supporter of the theory that Russia is making some sort of drift to the East […] these words were said by political scientists…