Uzbekistan and UNESCO have agreed on holding two major international innovation forums in Uzbekistan.
BISHKEK, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a Russia-led military alliance, started the Interaction-2018 military drills in Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday, the General Staff of the Kyrgyz Armed Forces said.
DUSHANBE, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday called on China and Tajikistan to continue to consolidate mutual political trust, promote pragmatic cooperation and safeguard regional peace and stability.
Demining of the border of two neighboring states should be completed by the end of 2019.
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.
Yodgor Fayzov has just been named head of Tajikistan's eastern Gorno-Badakhshan autonomous region in what appears to be the government's latest attempt to increase control over an area that arguably has little in common with the rest of the country.
The launch ceremony of the project of the first nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan will be held on October 19 and may be timed to coincide with an official visit to the country of the Russian President Vladimir Putin, the President of “Rusatom International Network” JSC under ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation Alexander Merten said, TASS reported Oct. 9.
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.
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan: A policeman working at Tajikistan´s main international airport shot his colleague twice with his service pistol in a "drunken quarrel", the interior ministry said Monday.