Despite starting from similar points upon the collapse of the USSR, the economies of the five Central Asian former Soviet republics have taken divergent paths since independence. Their differing fortunes leave them in positions of varying strength as they try to balance the interests of traditional ally Russia with the emerging power, China, Nikkei reported.
In Kazakhstan, the tactical-special exercises ‘Cobalt-2018’ kicked off with the formations of the special forces of the Collective Rapid Reaction Forces of the CSTO.
There have been numerous unjust and at times even ludicrous legal proceedings in history. One of such instances is the case between Kazakhstan and Canada -- the agreement on the development of the uranium deposit, which was concluded between Canada and the Soviet Union almost 30 years ago.
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend: An OSCE-supported regional workshop on promoting border management and security was held in Ashgabat, the OSCE said in a statement.
Another Russian military base in Kyrgyzstan may be set up to respond to threats coming from Afghanistan — Jeenbekov
BISHKEK (TCA) — Bishkek and Moscow have not yet made a final decision concerning the establishment of another Russian military base in Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyz President Sooronbai Jeenbekov said in an exclusive interview with Russia’s TASS news agency on May 14.
By Kamila Aliyeva, Trend: Uzbekistan and the United States intend to sign agreements worth $ 4 billion during the visit of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Washington this week, the chairman of the U.S.-Uzbek Chamber of Commerce, Carolyn Lamm, said on May 14.
The upcoming Astana Economic Forum in Kazakhstan is a unique opportunity to deal with “unprecedented changes” facing the world, according to MEPs and EU experts. The event from 17-19 May will include more than 200 speakers from more than 27 countries to debate the world’s most important challenges and discuss solutions to create a safer and more sustainable planet.
The Uzbek government has issued a decree aimed at completely ending the practice of forced labor in the Central Asian country.
This coming summer, Kazakhstan will officially launch its Astana International Financial Center (AIFC). In fact, the center has been operating since January 1, and already has some achievements to boast. The project that seemed, at first, utopian, became real, and now there is no doubt that Astana can really become the new Hong Kong or London.
The Ministry of textile industry of Turkmenistan has summed up the results of the international tender for the construction of a new textile complex for processing 5,000 tons of fine-fibrous cotton per year in the Babadaykhan etrap (district) of the Akhal velayat (region).