AKIPRESS.COM - Some 13 cooperation documents have been signed as a result of the high level talks between Presidents of Tajikistana and Turkmenistan today in Dushanbe, the Tajik President's press service reported.
The Central Asian countries are continuing improving their economic situation to facilitate foreign business partners to do their business in the region, recent World Bank Group’s annual Doing Business 2018 said. According to the report, Uzbekistan, of all the Central Asian states, boasts the most improved economy and made the top ten list of "most improved economies in the world in 2016-17".
In Kazakhstan, extreme poverty has been virtually eradicated, while the middle-class has grown to around 20% of the population. The Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan have managed to halve their rates of poverty over the past decade and are continuing to make progress. In Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, poverty is now mostly a rural phenomenon. These hard-earned success stories are a testament to what can be accomplished when the benefits of economic growth are shared more broadly across society.
ABC News: Turkmenistan's president on Tuesday ordered an end to free natural gas, electricity and water, which residents of the ex-Soviet nation have enjoyed for a quarter century.
azernews.az The multi-billion dollars worth of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project initiated by the energy-rich Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan which strives to expand its gas export routes is progressing slowly but surely.
All the radical religious movements, represented by numerous non-governmental organizations and charitable foundations based abroad, will play a huge role in the struggle against radicalization in Central Asia.
Kazakhstan ranked 57th, Tajikistan 79th and Kyrgyzstan 103rd in the Global Competitiveness Index 2017–2018. Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have not been listed.
world-nuclear-news.org: The European Commission (EC), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the republics of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have signed a joint commitment on coordinating efforts to achieve the safe and sustainable environmental remediation of uranium legacy sites in Central Asia, under a newly published strategic master plan.
azernews: Turkmenistan remains a key natural gas holder in the center of Eurasia, an area which has long failed to realize its huge potential due to geopolitical developments and economic changes.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev arrived in Uzbekistan and continued to Turkemistan on 16-17 September, to take part in numerous bilateral meetings, according to the press office of the president.