ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) — The son of Turkmenistan's president has been appointed a deputy foreign minister, deepening speculation that the president aims to form a dynastic system of power in the Central Asian nation.
A scandal around the Chinese finances, allegedly allocated to the Kyrgyz ruling party SDPK (Social Democratic Party of Kyrgyzstan), is gaining momentum. Party members, after the uproar, are trying to disown their own words, but the facts are facts.
Under the decree of Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Toyly Komekov has been appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to Kazakhstan.
Trend: The transnational megaproject of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline (TAPI), which is to be put into operation by 2019, will become a powerful impetus for the regional economic development, Turkmen ambassador to Malaysia Yazguly Mammadov said, the online newspaper of the Turkmen Oil and Gas Complex reported.
Kazakhstan is trying to sell military vehicles to its neighbors, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. In an interview with InformBuro, the general director of Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE), Erbol Salimov, stated that the firm is looking to export several types of military vehicles to Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.
By Fikret Dolukhanov – Trend: Lower Chamber of the Tajik Parliament ratified the agreement between governments of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan on mutual visa-free visits of citizens.
The leaders of four Central Asian states -- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan met in Astana on 15 March to advocate regional integration.
Fifteen Kyrgyz tour operators took part in the international tourism exhibition ITB Berlin 2018, which ran from 7 to 11 March in Berlin.
DUSHANBE -- Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev, making a landmark visit to Tajikistan, has vowed to swiftly build stronger relations after years of tension between the Central Asian neighbors.
The foreign ministers of Iran, Russia and Turkey are set to meet in Kazakhstan next week as the three countries attempt to move forward with a plan to end nearly seven years of war in Syria.