The next VI summit of the heads of the Caspian states will be held in Turkmenistan within the agreed time frame, the final communiqué of the fifth Caspian summit, held yesterday in Aktau reads, the Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan said in a statement.
Meeting in the Kazakh port city of Aqtau, the leaders of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan have signed a new convention on the legal status of the resource-rich Caspian Sea -- a matter disputed between the five neighbors for more than 20 years.
BISHKEK (TCA) — Labor migrants are the main source of remittance to Kyrgyzstan. If it were not for their money, the country's GDP would have decreased by a third, including budget revenues and wages, Economy Minister Oleg Pankratov said at the fourth Mekendeshter (Compatriots) Forum held on August 8-9 in Cholpon-Ata, a resort city at Lake Issyk-Kul.
It is planned that at the fifth Caspian Summit with the paticipation of the heads of state of Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Russia and Turkmenistan the issues of cooperation in economics, transport, protection of bio-resources and security will be discussed. It was said by Director of the International Legal Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Arman Issetov, BNews.kz correspondent reports.
A new mayor of the Kyrgyz capital, Bishkek, has been elected by the city council amid protests. Forty-three out of 44 city council members voted on August 8 for Aziz Surakmatov, the only candidate proposed by the ruling Social Democratic party.
The glass producing enterprise in the Ovadandepe town of the Akhal region of Turkmenistan has concluded contracts with consumers from Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, the "Neutral Turkmenistan" newspaper writes.
Gas supply in Kyrgyzstan has increased from 22 percent in 2014 to 30 percent in 2018, Tazabek.kg reports referring to the press service of Gazprom Kyrgyzstan LLC.
Iran and Turkmenistan have taken their dispute over gas supplies to international arbitration, the director of National Iranian Gas Company (NIGC) and the deputy minister of oil of the country said.
... And what is important: the horrific consequences of human activities, harmful to the Aral Sea, and continuing despite all the efforts to this day, one way or another will impact all the states within Central Asia without exception. Already millions of adults and children are suffering, as before the Aral Sea is spoken of as a glorious past, as a fairy tale that has come to an end prematurely and tragically, but still there is hope. Hope that the five countries of the region will take control of the situation once and for all -- they will sit at the negotiating table and, throwing back its internal, personal interests and ambitions, will unite in saving the common future for everyone...
ISHKEK, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- A 320 aircraft of Kyrgyzstan's Avia Traffic Company made an emergency landing at Manas airport minutes after take-off on Sunday.