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Mongolia’s Historic Ties with North Korea

Mongolia’s Historic Ties with North Korea

The news of the killing of Kim Jong Nam, estranged half- brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, on 14 February in Malaysia Airport has garnered interest in Mongolia and has been widely covered by Mongolia’s media. This interest in North Korean affairs stems from the Mongolian’s historical relationship with North Korea dating back to […]

French Development Agency supports agricultural development in Uzbekistan

French Development Agency supports agricultural development in Uzbekistan

French Development Agency (Agence Française de Développement – AFD), a financial institution and the main implementing agency for France’s official development assistance to developing countries, is taking an active role in the development of agriculture and modernization of the sector in Uzbekistan. Nowadays a group of experts from the France office of Agency is investigating […]

Globalisation, Nationalism and the Future

Globalisation, Nationalism and the Future

The Trump era is raising many questions worldwide. It is also becoming increasingly evident that people are looking more within that without their own nation—claiming the need to return to a so-called “nationalism”. Based on this trend, a “clash of civilizations” seems imminent. Few continue to be interested in the notions of a global citizen […]

Joint venture in Uzbekistan: A beneficial way of Korean investments

Joint venture in Uzbekistan: A beneficial way of Korean investments

The relationship between Uzbekistan and South Korea, has resulted in a wide range of bilateral political and economic cooperation. Based on mutual interests, Korean investments into Uzbekistan’s economy exceeds $7 billion in the sectors of trade, communications, energy, light industry, pharmaceuticals, mining, production of petrochemicals, electronic products, and building materials. This figure explains the full […]

Koreans in Namangan

Koreans in Namangan

Representatives of different ethnic groups, cultures, and religions lived on ancient Uzbek land in peace and harmony for many centuries. The years surrounding independence have strengthened the inter-ethnic relations within the country. Today, the air of friendship and solidarity in Uzbekistan is an essential factor to the peace and stability of the region There are […]

Kazakhstan ups 2017 oil output forecast

Kazakhstan ups 2017 oil output forecast

Kazakhstan revised up oil output forecast for 2017 to 81 million tons, National Economy Minister Timur Suleimenov said at a meeting on outcomes of 2016 and priorities for 2017, the Economy Ministry said on Feb. 23. Earlier, Kazakhstan forecast the 2017 oil output at 79.5 million tons. In 2016, Kazakhstan’s oil and gas condensate production […]

Restart of Uzbek-Kyrgyz relations started on the stage of theatres

Restart of Uzbek-Kyrgyz relations started on the stage of theatres

Artists of Kyrgyzstan’s Osh state Uzbek-language academic musical drama theater named after Muhammad Bobur staged plays in Andijan, Namangan and Ferghana regions of Uzbekistan. The theater was invited to Uzbekistan during the visit of the delegation of Uzbekistan headed by Prime Minister Adham Ikramov to Osh region of Kyrgyzstan. The visit was the first for last […]

Central Asia and Turkey: Playwriting the National Interests

Central Asia and Turkey: Playwriting the National Interests

On 17-18 November 2016 Turkish President Recep Erdogan visited Uzbekistan. This visit took place soon after the death of the first President of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, on September 2nd, 2016. For a long time, Uzbek-Turkish relations have been a stumbling block in the advancement of Turkey’s overall policy towards a certain Central Asian region. This […]

Toward a new equilibrium in Kyrgyz-Russian relations

Toward a new equilibrium in Kyrgyz-Russian relations

“Touring Central Asia…” is what has been named of President Vladimir Putin’s scheduled trip to the capitals of Central Asia. He will visit Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan and perhaps, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Moscow has close political and economic ties with each of these four republics. But of course, there are still unresolved issues. Experts say that […]

Success story of a not-cotton-growing Uzbek farmer: 10 millions USD annual export

Success story of a not-cotton-growing Uzbek farmer: 10 millions USD annual export

Implementation gradual reduction of production raw cotton from 3 million 350 thousand tons to 3 million tons in Uzbekistan is freeing up about 170,500 hectares of irrigated land, which is leading to the result that fruit and vegetables are being sown and planted on unleashed cotton fields. The same agricultural modernization can be seen in […]

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