The Central Asia countries are developing a similar to the Schengen zone visa system, according to Kazakhstani Senator, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations, Defense and Security Dariga Nazarbayeva. She believes the prospected Silk-visa zone will attract foreign tourists to the Central Asian region.
Foreign Ministers of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan Sirodjiddin Aslov and Erlan Abdyldaev have agreed to accelerate the process of determining the border between the states, Sputnik Tajikistan reported referring to the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry.
AKIPRESS.COM - Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan held the second round of the joint exercises, the Ministry of Defense of Uzbekistan said.
Uzbekistan will allocate a loan of $100 million for the development of the business of three Tajik banks, Sputnik Uzbekistan reported, referring to Avesta news agency.
BISHKEK (TCA) — The foreign ministers of Central Asia countries said they had agreed to increase cooperation against international terrorism and religious extremism after a meeting in the Kyrgyz resort city of Cholpon-Ata held on July 20-22.
AKIPRESS.COM - President Emomali Rahmon will visit Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan this August, the Tajik president's press service said.
Why was a package of documents sent to Beijing from Xinjiang to suspend the creation of the Free Trade Zone (FTZ), which was planned to be launched this year on the Kazakh-Chinese border?
ASTANA. KAZINFORM - "Climate change is a 'threat multiplier' as it can result in poverty, food insecurity, illegal migration, social instability and bitter conflicts", according to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, His Excellency Yerzhan Ashikbayev, on 11 July, at the open debate of the United Nations Security Council dedicated to Understanding and Addressing Climate-related Security Risks, Kazinform has learnt from the Kazakh MFA's press service.
Trend: Tajikistan after the opening of the border with Uzbekistan is at the crossroads: either the country gradually begins to shift to the export-oriented economy and will develop in the right direction, or remains dependent on remittances, which carries great risks for further development,the Permanent Representative of the World Bank in Tajikistan Jan-Peter Olters said.
ASTANA (Reuters) - Seeking to attract more foreign investment from its prime position in China’s huge Belt and Road trade project, Kazakhstan launched a new financial hub on Thursday which has already secured the backing of its giant neighbor.