Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev says a new military branch has been established to protect the Central Asian country against cyberthreats.
Uzbekistan's first railway tunnel, built by a Chinese company in 900 days, is contributing to the country's economic development which in turn is improving people's living standards, increasing ethnic unity and helping fight terrorism in Central Asia, observers said.
Kyrgyzstan, in the near future, will become a part of the new Eurasian railway route. The intergovernmental agreement on the construction of the road "China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan" will be signed this summer. On April 20th, the responsible parties will meet to discuss the details of the project, which, because of its ambiguity, has already been named the "road of contradictions".
Trend: Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Uzbekistan Yerik Utembayev met with acting Chairman of the Movement of Entrepreneurship and Business People under Liberal Democratic Party of Uzbekistan Bakhtiyor Yakubov in Tashkent, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan said in a statement.
AKIPRESS.COM - Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov on April 30 met with Deputy Foreign Minister of Kyrgyzstan Aibek Omokeyev, who arrived in Ashgabat to attend the High-Level United Nations-Central Asian Dialogue on Implementing the United Nations Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia.
Turkmenistan on Wednesday opened a new $1.5 billion cargo and passenger seaport on the Caspian Sea aiming to boost its export revenues by handling shipping traffic between Asia and Europe.
Now Kyrgyzstan's foreign debt is about $4.2 billion, $2.5 of which, were accrued during the presidency of former presidents Askar Akayev and Kurmanbek Bakiyev. The remaining amount of loans was accrued during the presidency of Almazbek Atambayev. In fact, during his term, the Chinese gave us a loan and themselves implemented the projects under it. Is it normal? This money was given to us by a commercial bank, and not an international organization, which means that this loan will never be debited to us. I'm afraid that Kyrgyzstan will still have to give up land, the thermal power station or large deposits to pay off debts.
During his visit, Erdogan is expected to discuss bilateral, economic and political relations with his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov on April 24 completed his two-day visit to Uzbekistan. It was a reciprocal trip of the Turkmen leader - he was invited to visit Tashkent during his counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s visit to Ashgabat, the first, by the way, foreign visit of the newly elected president of Uzbekistan. Perhaps the main result of the visit was that modern technologies were used in its coverage: the ceremony at the airport and the joint press conference of the presidents were broadcasted through the Uzbek leader personal page in Facebook.
The official unveiling ceremony of the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) will be held on the sidelines of the Astana Finance Days in early July during the celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the Kazakh capital. AIFC Governor Kairat Kelimbetov sat down with Kazinform correspondent to share the details about two years the Center was in the making, its plans for the future and target indicators of the financial platform created in Kazakhstan.