ASTANA (Reuters) - Seeking to attract more foreign investment from its prime position in China’s huge Belt and Road trade project, Kazakhstan launched a new financial hub on Thursday which has already secured the backing of its giant neighbor.
Kyrgyzstan may face a shortage of oil products in the coming months, the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use of the country said in a statement.
By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend: During the meeting of the Turkmen State Security Council, a report was read out about the steps taken as part of the anti-corruption program, the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper reported July 3.
AKIPRESS.COM - An international conference dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the first protocol on water sharing of the Talas River between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Kazakhstan was held on June 27. The conference brought together representatives of regional administrations, specialized agencies, water sector specialists and representatives of the scientific community from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The parties discussed the history of water cooperation in the region, current accomplishments, challenges, as well as a strategic action program for the Chu and Talas river basins, the Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia said.
Manager of the Astana International Financial Center (AIFC) Kairat Kelimbetov held a meeting with the Executive Chairman and Founder of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Klaus Schwab on June 21, in Geneva,"Kazinform" reported, referring to the press service of the AIFC.
The fight against corruption will remain a priority for Kyrgyzstan, however, it will never be politically motivated, President Sooronbai Jeenbekov said 27 June in the Kyrgyz Parliament.
Kyrgyzstan's Ministry of Economy has proposed to impose a ban on the export of crude oil, Kyrgyz media reports.
BISHKEK (TCA) — The Government of Kyrgyzstan will open a special account for funds coming from the fight against corruption. According to the Government Decree, signed by Kyrgyz Prime Minister Muhammedkaly Abylgaziev on June 22, the account in the treasury system will be distributed exclusively over decisions of the Government.
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev is only the second person to hold that office, but the contrast with his predecessor, Islam Karimov, one of Central Asia’s most brutal dictators, is increasingly stark. On his visit to the White House last month, Mirziyoyev was feted as an institutional and economic reformer and praised as a potential catalyst for change in Central Asia, where cooperation has been rare and Uzbekistan was often the spoiler.
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan will increase the number of flights. The relevant agreement was concluded in Astana by Chairman of the Civil Aviation Committee of the Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan Talgat Lustaev and Deputy Head of the Uzbek State Inspectorate for Supervision over Safety of Operations Oleg Lim, the Civil Aviation Committee of the Ministry of Investment and Development of Kazakhstan said in a message.