Theresa May faces a grilling from MPs later over the draft Brexit agreement the UK has reached with the EU.
Astana Club, a platform to debate public issues based on Chatham House rules, kicked off its fourth annual meeting Nov. 12. The meeting focused on challenges facing the Eurasian region and the building of Eurasian strategic architecture. The meeting gathered 50 leading experts, politicians and diplomats from 33 countries.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev addressed the event’s plenary session Nov. 13 outlining key risks threatening the greater region and ways to address them.
Bulgaria has become the sixth EU country after Hungary, Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic and Croatia to signal that it will not sign the global migration agreement at a ceremony in Morocco in December.
Pakistan has requested financial help from its close allies, including China and Saudi Arabia, and a bailout package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help revive its economy and deal with debt and balance-of-payments problems.
Over the past two years, 40 solar power plants were connected to the country's electrical grid, ISNA cited Seyed Mohammad Sadeghzadeh, Iranian Deputy Minister of Energy, Chairman of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Organization, as saying.
He said that renewable energy production is beneficial and Iran invites investors to show interest in the energy sector.
Sadeghzadeh said that peak demand for electricity is in summer and 80 percent of electricity generation accounts for summer.
Water shortage is one of the country's serious problems, he said.
Turkey and Turkmenistan have discussed the Trans-Caspian gas pipeline and the supply of Turkmen gas to world markets through the Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP).
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas finished his trip to China looking ahead to Germany's seat on the UN Security Council beginning in 2019. He said arms control was a particular challenge for both countries to tackle.
So president Schmidt, congratulations with the strong election result and I was never able to obtain anything like that when I did election campaigns in Norway.
Ladies and gentlemen, it is really a great pleasure to see you all and to be here in Berlin today and to be able to participate in this very important forum. And I really feel that I’m among friends of NATO.
Twenty-nine years ago – almost to the day – a peaceful revolution brought down the Berlin Wall.
And the Brandenburger Tor ceased to be a Cold War symbol of division.
Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas paid a Nov.5-6 official visit to Kazakhstan for the first time. He was invited to take part in the Digital Bridge Forum and the presentation of the Astana Hub – International IT and Startup Hub.