Central Asian countries signed a joint declaration on regional cooperation in the field of energy reforms and creation of a united electricity market.
The European Union has just outlined its strategy for a deeper partnership with Central Asia and with all of its countries.
The European Commission adopted May 15 a new strategy on relations with Central Asia meant to deepen relations and capitalise on the region’s growing influence.
The United Kingdom views Kazakhstan as one of its major strategic partners in Central Asia, U.K. Minister of State for Europe and the Americas Sir Alan Duncan said in an exclusive interview with The Astana Times.
As many as 41 companies with capital from Central Asian countries, namely Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, were registered in Turkey in January-March 2019, which is by 12 companies more than in January-March 2018, the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) told .
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.
Of course, the visit of the President of Tajikistan is important for Russia, which relies on the countries of Central Asia.
Climate change will have negative implications for water availability in the region of Central Asia, Lilia Burunciuc, World Bank Regional Director for Central Asia, told Trend in an interview on climate change in Central Asia.
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.
Energy partnership. A meeting of the Task Force on Regional Energy Cooperation in Central and South Asia (RECA) is being held in Ashgabat (March 27-28).