The President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed the regional administration of the Lebap Velayat (region) with a number of instructions for the construction of the Atamyrat-Ymamnazar railway, the Turkmen government said on Wednesday.
According to the report, it is expected that construction will be carried out by the Ministry of Railway Transport. The project complies with the agreement reached in May 2011 during the official visit of Afghan President Hamid Karzai to Turkmenistan.
The president of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov received on Thursday the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia Edgars Rinkevics who arrived in Tashkent on an official visit, Uzbekistan National News reported.
Regular Uzbek-Latvian intergovernmental dialogue on a broad agenda allows not only to consider the practical issues of bilateral and multilateral nature, but also to openly exchange opinions and assessments on important regional and international issues, said the president during the meeting.
GM Uzbekistan JV (formerly UzDaewooAuto JSC in Asaka, Andijan region) decreased its car sales in Russia in January-April 2013 (the main export market for the automobile) by 13 per cent to 20,139 units compared to the same period of 2012, the Automobile Manufacturers Committee of the European Business Association said.
According to the report, some 11,663 Nexia cars were sold in the first four months this year on the Russian market, decreasing by 15 per cent and 8,476 Matiz mini cars, which decreased by 10 per cent.
A new head will be appointed for the North Caspian Productions Operations Company, which is Kazakh Kashagan project's operator, on the eve of oil production start at Kashagan field, Kazinform reported.
The acting managing director of the company Hans Bakker will leave his post on June 1. He will be replaced by the acting deputy managing director of the company, Adian Van Dyke.
Speaking about the Kashagan project, Hans Bakker expressed hope that oil production at Kashagan will start successfully in near future.
Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov received Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Pakistan, Mohammad Waheed-ul-Hasan on May 17 in connection with the completion of his diplomatic mission to the country, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry said on Friday.
According to the report, during the meeting, the parties discussed the current state and prospects of Uzbek-Pakistani relations and certain issues of international and regional importance.
On May 17, Turkish Security Forces detained the main suspect behind the terrorist attacks in Reyhanlı in Turkey's Hatay province, Hürriyet newspaper reported on Friday.
According to the report, the suspect is Mehmet G., a resident of the province of Hatay. Two minibuses that exploded on Saturday in the Turkish city of Reyhanlı were registered under his name.
As reported earlier, the number of those detained over the terror act in the city of Reyhanli in the Turkish Hatay Province reached 13. Four of them were arrested, while an investigation is underway on the others.
Turkey, which ranks 16th in the world in terms of the development of the automotive industry, intends to manufacture a passenger car made on a domestic production line, Anadolu agency quotes Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is on an official visit to the United States, as saying.
According to Erdogan, Turkey is the second country in the world after China in terms of a growth in electricity consumption.
"Turkey has implemented a programme to increase the GDP in 2011-2017. This will result in the GDP growing by an average of 6.7 per cent," Erdogan said.
United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki-moon has voiced disappointment about Syria's refusal to let UN inspectors enter the country to check reports about the use of chemical weapons, dpa reported.
"It is deplorable that the team could not visit Syria to do an investigation on the ground," Ban said Friday after talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, the Interfax news agency reported.
Lavrov said that Russia supports the UN investigation and expressed hope that an agreement between Damascus and the UN will be found.
Japan is the leading country in terms of guarantees of seismic safety of buildings and structures, which ensured its victory in the tender for the construction of nuclear power plant (NPP) in Sinop, the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey reported to RIA Novosti on Monday.
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov signed a decree on the opening of the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Japan (Tokyo City), the document, which was made public, says.
By the decree, the Foreign Ministry is instructed jointly with the Ministry of Adalat (Justice) of Turkmenistan to prepare and submit to the Cabinet of Ministers proposals on making relevant amendments and additions to the national legislation within a month.
A delegation led by the Deputy Minister of Justice of the People's Republic of China Jiang Soo Jung paid a visit to Azerbaijan, the Ministry of Justice of Azerbaijan reported on Friday.
At a meeting with the Chinese delegation Minister of Justice of Azerbaijan Fikrat Mammadov highlighted the positive dynamics of the development of relations in the sphere of justice between the two countries and stressed the efficiency of the cooperation both at bilateral and multilateral level, the presence of broad prospects for further enhancement of the relations.
Today there are a significant number of sites of religious-extremist orientation on the Internet. They pose a threat to countries in Central, Eastern and South-East Asia and the Middle East, because they are agitating for an armed struggle against religious dissent, call for the overthrow of secular regimes and the establishment of theocratic states.
In the coming decades humanity may encounter a very serious crisis begotten by lack of drinking water. Tony Clarke — Director of the Polaris Research Institute — thinks that the crisis may be serious enough to threaten the existence of the human race.
During the period when Pervez Musharraf was President of Pakistan American army had all the freedom to do anything in the territory of the country. With today’s Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari the situation has not changed. As a number of politics specialists believe, Musharraf realized what further concessions to America may lead to, at timely retired. The US does not seem to understand it. The rights and liberties of the population in the tribal and northern provinces of this country are brutally violated by the US army and no one bears responsibility for it.
The Turkish Grand National Assembly's providing the armed forces with a mandate to carry out the trans-boundary operations against Syria after the recent incidents on the border of the two countries were perceived by various political forces inside Turkey ambiguously.
Thus, the largest opposition Republican People's Party considers a mandate for trans-boundary operations, as the involvement of Turkey into the war. At the same time, the Nationalist Movement Party said that the parliamentary decision is very important and timely.
Foreign policy - is a set of approaches and methods taken by the relevant structures of the particular state in its relations with other states or international organizations to achieve specific objectives identified as national interests of the state. The foreign policy pursued by a particular country may be the result of initiatives of this country or the retaliatory action against another country's initiatives.
In early January the official Iranian sources reported about the end of ten-day large-scale naval exercises called "Velayat-90". They were held at the Straits of Hormuz, which is geographically the only way out into the open ocean from the Persian Gulf, and therefore it has a strategic importance. According to various estimates about 40% of sea-exports of petroleum and petroleum products, among which are active consumers - Europe and the USA, are transported through the transit corridor.
"In 2023 Turkey will be more effective and influential in the international arena, will improve its relationship with the maximum of the neighboring countries, the country will enter the top ten largest economies in the world"
R. T. Erdoğan
In a small prosperous kingdom of Bahrain, one of the most open and liberal Arab countries, which is rich in oil, fresh water, marine resources that make up the backbone of the economy of this state, happened mass protests of opposition. The riots began in February 2011 on the Pearl Square of the capital, which was later renamed in Tahrir Square (Liberation). Most of the media described this popular uprising in Bahrain as a riot, now common in the Arab world.
As we know, History can give answers to the most complex issues on the agenda of Modernity and Future. All this is true if we talk about the story of Chinese presence in the heart of Eurasia: Modern Central Asia and adjacent spaces. It seems that this story clearly highlights not only the locomotive role of China in the economic sphere, but also a very positive role of Russia in Eurasia in the political, economic and security spheres related to the integration functions in the Eurasian processes established by the Russian government since the XIX century.
On 11 March, 2011 Japan experienced one of the strongest ever recorded earthquakes of 9.0-magnitude on the Richter scale. Stronger than this one were only the earthquakes in Sumatra in 2004 and in Chile back in 1960. A tide of 3 to 10 meters struck the northeastern coast of “The Land of the Rising Sun”, killing more than 11 thousand people. This was one of the greatest disasters of mankind. The strength of earthquake shocks and tsunami wave height were close to the maximum values, but the number of victims for such powerful natural disaster was relatively small.
The modern world is the era of changes, in which China, having been declared as the 2010 second economy in the world, is confidently moving to the status of the world economic leader. The creation of the most powerful economy in the world is impossible without the support of the resource base of the economy. If to talk about China it is, first of all, energy. So while in 1999 China imported 15-20% of its oil, at the present time, the share is approaching to 80%.
Summit of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) on the island of Russian near Vladivostok that was planned for September 2012 is known by the Russian average man by the official news about the large-scale works for the construction of infrastructure. This by-side of the major international events overshadowed the main content of the upcoming forum and the gains that Russia can obtain in the right direction of its policy.