Economy

Tajikistan's foreign trade up
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Tajikistan's foreign trade up

Azernews.az: The volume of foreign trade turnover of Tajikistan in January 2018 amounted to $443 million. The trade turnover increased by 75.6 percent, or by $190.7 million, compared to the same period of the previous year, according to statistical data, Central Asian media outlets reported.

US and Kazakhstan: enhanced strategic partnership for the 21st Century
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US and Kazakhstan: enhanced strategic partnership for the 21st Century

President Trump noted Kazakhstan’s global leadership as an elected member of the United Nations Security Council in 2017-2018.  He praised Kazakhstan’s legacy as a leader in international non-proliferation efforts, beginning with the voluntary renunciation of its nuclear arsenal in 1992, and reinforced by ongoing commitments to nuclear security and recent support for preventing the spread and use of chemical weapons.  Both leaders condemned the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, including North Korea’s unlawful nuclear and missile programs.  The leaders welcomed the recent opening of the International Atomic Energy Agency Low Enriched Uranium Bank in Kazakhstan, which seeks to decrease the risk of nuclear enrichment technology proliferation.

Op-Ed: Nearly 200,000 Kyrgyz have no sources of income
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Op-Ed: Nearly 200,000 Kyrgyz have no sources of income

Kginfo.ru: Kyrgyz officials will mark a mournful date soon enough -- the date of the Boeing cargo plane crash near Bishkek. The incident took the lives of 39 passengers, among them 17 children. But so far neither the relatives of the deceased nor the people of Kyrgyzstan have heard a single word of apology from the main culprit of that terrible incident -- former president of the country Almazbek Atambayev.