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.
The second EU-Central Asia summit is taking place on 2-3 June in Cholpon Ata, Kyrgyzstan, on the northern shores of Issyk-Kul Lake. The first EU-Central Asia summit took place in Astana in October last year, while the second EU-Central Asia economic forum took place recently, on 19 May in Almaty.
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.
Incumbent President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has been re-elected by a landslide vote in early presidential elections held on 20 November. He won 81.31 percent of the vote, according to the preliminary data from the Central Election Commission (CEC) announced on Monday (21 November).