Astana has traditionally stuck to a multi-vector foreign policy predicated on the idea of maintaining good relationships with partners big and small, close and remote. Indeed, President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s official visit to Washington, DC, in January 2018, was meant to establish a direct connection at the highest level to the Trump administration. Nevertheless, this balanced foreign policy orientation has not been sufficient to safeguard Kazakhstan from dangerous economic exposure to Western sanctions against Russia. And now, the US Congress is considering adopting several new, even more punitive anti-Russian sanctions bills. In particular, the Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act (DASKAA)—dubbed a “bill from hell”—could complicate the situation for Kazakhstan further (Zn.ua, September 3; Kp.ru, January 17).
Vladimir Putin and Shavkat Mirziyoyev are going to meet on October 18-19 in Tashkent, Podrobno.uz reported.
The head of Russia's giant state-controlled gas company says it plans to resume imports from Turkmenistan after a three-year break over a pricing dispute.
ASTANA. KAZINFORM In 2018, Kazakhstan will host two major events within the UN. Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev has said it today at the ceremony of receiving credentials from the ambassadors of several foreign countries in Astana.
Uzbekistan has plentiful gas and renewable energy resources, but the country’s totalitarian regime and lack of economic liberalisation have typically put off foreign investors.
A first meeting of the Ministries of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan chaired by the First Deputy Ministers of the two countries, Major-General Davron Nazarmuhamedov and Lieutenant-General of Police Vilayet Eyvazov, was held, Uzbek media outlets reported.
ASTANA. KAZINFORM President of Serbia Aleksandar Vučić will pay an official visit to Kazakhstan on October 8-10 on the invitation of President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, the Kazakh MFA's official spokesperson Aibek Smadiyarov told a briefing.
TASHKENT: French nationals will be the first in the European Union to gain visa-free entry to Uzbekistan ahead of key talks between both countries’ leaders in Paris, the foreign ministry said Saturday.
Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan Erik Beishembiev has invited the Pakistani students, businessmen and skilled workers to visit his country where countless opportunities await them to realize their dreams.
TEHRAN, Oct. 07 (MNA) – A bilateral agreement has been signed to use Amirabad Port in the northern Mazandaran province as a corridor for transiting 30,000 tons of fertilizer from Turkmenistan to India, the director of Amirabad Special Economic Zone said.