AKIPRESS.COM - South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha has embarked on a three-day trip to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, KBS World Radio reports.
Although, none of the Central Asian countries or China and Russia are interested in any conflicts in the region, however a conflict is inevitable, experts speculate, as the time and water are running out.
Tajikistan has begun supplying Uzbekistan with electricity, Tajik media reported this week. According to RFE/RL’s Tajik Service, locally known as Radio Ozodi, after a nine-year interruption, the energy trade across the Tajik-Uzbek border has resumed. Specifically, Tajikistan has begun supplying Uzbekistan with electricity via a power line running from the Regar substation, near the city of Tursunzoda west of Dushanbe, to the Gulcha substation across the border in Uzbekistan.
Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have agreed on cooperation of universities, TajikTA news agency reported April 2.
After spending decades as a pariah state, feared or at best ignored by even its near neighbors because of its reputation as one of the most repressive and closed nations in the world, Uzbekistan is slowly emerging from the shadows. Along with other Central Asian countries, Uzbekistan is worried about the expansion of the Taliban and ISIS into Afghanistan—and, under a new president, is for the first time taking the lead on making peace in the region.
Kazakhstan is trying to sell military vehicles to its neighbors, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. In an interview with InformBuro, the general director of Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE), Erbol Salimov, stated that the firm is looking to export several types of military vehicles to Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.
By Fikret Dolukhanov – Trend: Lower Chamber of the Tajik Parliament ratified the agreement between governments of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan on mutual visa-free visits of citizens.
The leaders of four Central Asian states -- Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan met in Astana on 15 March to advocate regional integration.
DUSHANBE -- Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoev, making a landmark visit to Tajikistan, has vowed to swiftly build stronger relations after years of tension between the Central Asian neighbors.
Uzbekistan has freed a reporter who was incarcerated for nearly two decades on sedition charges, the longest-known prison term served by a journalist, human rights advocates said Friday.