Foreign Relations

Op-Ed: Kazakhstan Should Have a Bigger Role In UN Peace Operations
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Op-Ed: Kazakhstan Should Have a Bigger Role In UN Peace Operations

Kazakhstan held the rotating presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) throughout January 2018, a significant accomplishment for the Central Asian country, which has also chaired the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe in recent years. While Astana’s seat in the UNSC is certainly commendable as it is the first Central Asian nation to join this body, the Kazakh government should take a further step forward as it strives to promote global stability by having a larger role in United Nations peacekeeping operations (PKO).

26-02-2018, 12:08
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.

Kazakhstan is interested in further strengthening of regional security in Central Asia
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Kazakhstan is interested in further strengthening of regional security in Central Asia

Kazakhstan is interested in further strengthening of regional security in Central Asia. The country has intensified the dialogue with Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, the states bordering with Afghanistan. In addition, steps are being taken within the framework of the Collective Security Treaty. Signing of a number of cooperation agreements is planned for the summit of the country leaders of Central Asia, scheduled for March.

20-02-2018, 12:49