The 6th International Investment Forum Aktobe Invest has been launched in the Kazakh city of Aktobe, Trend reports citing the Kazakh media.
Located at the heart of Central Asia between Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, the Ferghana Valley brings together an ethnic mix from these states born out of the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. As the imaginary borders of Soviet times became real after independence, fragmentation has led to tension and even conflict. In the two decades between 1989 and 2009, some 20 conflicts took place in the valley. A recent academic study speaks of 164 border incidents between 2010 and 2013, while over the course of 2014 alone, the Kyrgyzstan Border Troops Information Department registered a total of 37 border incidents in the region.
The Turkmen company Gundogar Akymy has signed a contract for the supply of sunflower seeds with the Swiss Syngenta Agro AG, Trend reports citing the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan (UIET).
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Nordic telecoms operator Telia said on Wednesday it had sold its stake in Uzbekistan’s Ucell for $215 million on a debt-free basis, as part of its strategy to exit its Eurasian businesses.
BISHKEK -- The former head of Kyrgyzstan's Customs Service, Adamkul Junusov has been detained in Baku at the request of authorities in Bishkek.
Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan discussed a project to create an assembly of agricultural machinery, cars and buses in Kyrgyzstan.
A prayer for world peace of representatives of different religions was held in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. The prayer lasted only a few minutes and the message sent by the clergy was clear. Dozens of states on the planet now need peace and stability, while the situation is getting worse every day.
The agenda was focused on a new draft European Union Strategy on Central Asia. According to Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Kairat Abdrakhmanov, Central Asia is one of the dynamically developing regions of the world, which plays an important strategic role and has significant human and high economic potential, as including excellent natural and industrial resources.
Central Asian countries’ reputation as exporters of radicalized extremists appears to be giving way to one marked by a growing threat of terrorism domestically. A number of incidents in Tajikistan over the last year highlight the problem of increasing militant activity that targets both foreign and national interests. Several factors—the Islamic State’s shift in focus toward Afghanistan following losses in Iraq and Syria; growing Chinese influence in Central Asia; and ongoing repression by authoritarian governments—point toward a more widespread threat, however, that is likely to affect the region as a whole.
Tajik, Uzbek nationals now may get places in resorts and summer camps of the two countries without difficulty
Nationals of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan now may get places in resorts, sanatoriums and summer caps of the two countries without any difficulty, news.tj reports.