Uzbekistan has emphasized its readiness to host direct peace talks between the government of neighboring Afghanistan and the Taliban, after both sides announced cease-fires for the Eid al-Fitr holiday.
In Central Asia, where 10 million people are estimated to be on the move, the phenomenon of out-migration for work is felt most prominently in rural areas. Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, civil wars, and the subsequent decline in job opportunities, men are moving on from the farms they traditionally managed. Increasingly, women are being put in charge.
BISHKEK (TCA) — For the first time in Kyrgyzstan’s history, a Prime Minister had to report for the work of two Governments in which he did not work a day. On June 14, Prime Minister Mukhammedkaly Abylgaziev, who has been heading the Cabinet since April 20 this year, reported on the Government’s work for 2017 at the session of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan.
Kyrgyz and Uzbek defense ministers have signed a military cooperation plan, Sputnik Uzbekistan news agency reported.
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to bid for non-permanent UN SC seat, following successful run by Kazakhstan
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan intend to bid for non-permanent seat of the UN Security Council, countries’ representatives announced during the SCO Summit in Qindao, China, according to the report by the SCO Regional Anti-Terrorist Structure.
China will work with other Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states to support Kyrgyzstan in its SCO presidency, and create an even brighter future for the organization, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Sunday.
... Beijing's infrastructure projects in Central Asia make some in the bloc uncomfortable — particularly India, which alone among members has refused to endorse the program. Russia, too, is wary of China's expanding influence, and though it has somewhat reluctantly embraced the Belt and Road, it is also seeking to expand its own economic and political leverage in the region through a customs union it dominates known as the Eurasian Economic Union.
Although some western media outlets often criticize the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as unproductive, the Chinese government sees it as an important platform to deepen regional trade cooperation and maintains financial support to the SCO.
GM Uzbekistan is working on the issues of launching the assembly of its cars in two cities of Kyrgyzstan - Osh and Bishkek.
U.S. President Donald Trump met with President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan on 16 May, an important breakthrough after the isolationism of the Karimov regime. What is noteworthy about the meeting is that President Mirziyoyev is the second Central Asian leader that President Trump has met so far this year, after a meeting with President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan which took place in January.