Central Asia

Stories under this heading cover Central Asia – a region of Asia, stretching from the Caspian Sea in the west to Mongolia in the east, from Afghanistan in the south to Russia in the north.

Putin discusses with CSTO leaders in Yerevan the future of the alliance
President Vladimir Putin of Russia travelled to the Armenian capital Yerevan on Wednesday for a meeting of the heads of state and government of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO). At Yerevan airport Putin was welcomed by Armenian prime minister Nikol Pashinyan, with who he held discussions soon  after on the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh.  Apart from Putin and Pashinyan also attending the summit are the leaders of the other four CSTO members,   Belarus, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan. Relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the situation in Afghanistan and Ukraine dominated the talks. A report on the Kremlin website said that a number of documents were agreed. At the end of the meeting the chairmanship of the CSTO for the next year passed on from Armenia to Belarus.
dennis2020 Thu, 11/24/2022 - 02:01 EU comments on Kazakh Presidential Elections

The European Union has commented on the results of the 20 November presidential election in Kazakhstan.

In a statement it said:

We welcome their efficient preparation as well as wider political and socio-economic reforms initiated by President Tokayev after the tragic January events. The development of resilient democratic institutions and a strong civil society is key for Kazakhstan’s stability and development.

dennis2020 Tue, 11/22/2022 - 06:59

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EU reviews strategy on Central Asia
EU reviews strategy on Central Asia

EU reviews strategy on Central Asia

The Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union, representing the 28 member states, has reviewed the EU's strategy towards Central Asia. The EU financial commitment for bilateral and regional cooperation with Central Asia for 2014-20 is 1.068 billion euros.