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By the end of 2018, the enterprise “Uzmetkombinat” plans to be able to fully to provide the machine-building industry of Uzbekistan with fastening details. This will be possible after the commissioning of a new production facility, which will be established in accordance with the presidential decree of June 23, 2017. The total cost of this project is $31.57 million, and the annual output of finished products will reach 5,000 tons.



The capital of Kazakhstan has hosted a meeting of representatives of the National Managing Company “KazAgro” and ADB (Asian Development Bank). The parties expressed their readiness to expand cooperation in developing the agro-industrial complex of the republic. According to the press service of KazAgro, the meeting was attended by the Chairman of the Board of KazAgro, Nurlybek Malelov, and ADB Deputy President Divakar Gupta.


On June 30, the sixth Innovation Forum will be held in Almaty. More than 500 Kazakh and foreign experts and start-upers engaged in the field of innovative technologies will take part in this event. Representatives of the mayor's office of the southern capital of Kazakhstan announced the news at the Central Communications Office in Astana on June 26. They also described the main features of the forum. It will be held in the territory of the exhibition complex “Atakent.” The main theme of the event is the new concept “Innovation 4.0.”



On June 30, the sixth Innovation Forum will be held in Almaty. More than 500 Kazakh and foreign experts and start-upers engaged in the field of innovative technologies will take part in this event. Representatives of the mayor's office of the southern capital of Kazakhstan announced the news at the Central Communications Office in Astana on June 26. They also described the main features of the forum. It will be held in the territory of the exhibition complex “Atakent.” The main theme of the event is the new concept “Innovation 4.0.”



Over the next ten years, Turkmenistan plans to intensify the development of the gas chemical industry. Deputy Prime Minister for the Fuel and Energy Complex Maksat Babayev made such a statement during the presentation of a number of specific projects to the government members. In particular, there will be reconstructed the natural gas processing plant and the facility for production of liquefied gas located at the Bagadzha deposit (Lebap Province).


Uzbekistan will increase the volume of gas condensate supplies from Turkmenistan to the Bukhara oil refinery. The NHC “Uzbekneftegaz” reported the news, referring to the agreement reached during the visit of Uzbek president Shavkat Mirziyoyev to Turkmenistan in May 2017. Then the representatives of the two countries signed the PSA (Production Sharing Agreement) envisaging the participation of “Uzbekneftegaz “in development of the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea shelf.


Middle east


Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, who arrived in the capital of Azerbaijan on an official visit, spent a number of important negotiations. The most important of them were the talks between the Head of the Israeli Foreign Ministry and the President Ilham Aliyev.  As noted in the official press service of the Head of Azerbaijan, "during the meeting of President Ilham Aliyev with Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, deep satisfaction with the development of bilateral relations between Azerbaijan and Israel in various activities was expressed".


As the day of local election in Turkey is approaching, many female organizations throughout a country started to pay closer attention to the presence in the lists of candidates from different political parties of representatives of fair sex. According to the lists published, at the coming elections on the 30th of March there will be quite little women among candidates from political parties. According to the opinion of female organizations, this factor is an extra evidence of gender inequality, existing in Turkey.


Turkish company Starpet, which is one of the largest national oil distributors, is going to construct a specific oil-terminal with a total capacity of 1.9 mln. barrels at Ceyhan. This object will be intended for the oil coming through Kirkuk-Ceyhan oil pipeline from Iraq Kurdistan. At that, as a spokesman of the Turkish company reported, this terminal will be located not far from Botas terminal, and will occupy the area of about 300 hectares.


More than 1.5 billion dollars has already been invested in the project for the construction of the first Turkish Nuclear Power Plant Akkuyu. It was reported by Sergey Kirienko, the CEO of Rosatom, the state nuclear energy corporation, during his meeting with the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey, Taner Yıldız. According to his words, it’s just a beginning, while even larger-volume investments can be expected soon.


By Umid Niayesh - Trend: Iran will manufacture at least seven important vaccines during the next four years, Iranian Health Minister, Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi said, IRNA news agency reported.

He went on to note that, the country faces a shortage in supplying some needed vaccines, without unveiling any exact details.

Iran was a main vaccine producer and was able to supply all vaccine needs of the region, Qazizadeh Hashemi said, adding that at the present, unfortunately the county has to import its needed vaccine.


The upcoming 2014 presidential election in Afghanistan "is vulnerable to corruption and fraud," an Afghan watchdog said Monday, dpa reported.

Fraud, ballot stuffing, misuse of government resources by candidates and abuse of government positions are among the concerns, said Yama Torabi, a member of the Independent Joint Anti-Corruption Monitoring and Evaluation Committee.

Reviews have identified monitoring gaps that create opportunities for fraud and corruption, he said in a press conference.

Far east


Turkey will take a step with Japan for nuclear energy, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, Anadolu agency reported.

"We have taken the first step with Russia, and we are taking the second step with Japan, said Turkish Prime Minister who held a joint press conference with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe in Istanbul on Tuesday.

"We wish to make this investment as soon as possible," Erdogan added.


Iran's Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani will pay a visit to China on October 29, Advisor to the Iranian Parliament Speaker for International Affairs Hossein Sheikh-ul-Islam said today, the Iranian news agency İLNA reported.

During the visit, Larijani will meet with the Chinese President, head and other officials of the Chinese People's Congress. The development of bilateral and inter-parliamentary relations, as well as the further expansion and intensification of political and cultural ties between the two countries will be discussed.


China is holding petroleum that was heading to North Korea from Iran in an apparent attempt by Beijing to maintain its control over Pyongyang, sources said, the Asahi Shimbun reported.

According to Chinese sources, the petroleum was part of North Korea's contract to import about 500,000 tons of condensate, a light oil, from Iran. North Korea, seeking to diversify its energy sources, started discussions on the deal last year.

The agreement was reached with the cooperation of a major Chinese state-run petroleum company.


NATO's chief said Tuesday he hoped Turkey would keep in mind the military alliance's views as it mulls a missile defence deal with China Hurriyetdailynews reported .

Anders Fogh Rasmussen said NATO member Turkey could buy equipment from any source after Ankara raised the possibility of accepting a Chinese bid to build its first long-range anti-missile system.

"Our position is very clear. It's a national decision to decide which equipment to purchase," Rasmussen told a press conference at the close of the first day of a two-day NATO defence ministers meeting.


CPMIEC company's proposal on creating long-range missiles is more beneficial for Turkey from the economic point of view, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said before his official visit to Kosovo, TRT Haber TV channel reported today.

According to him, Ankara has evaluated all proposals in this sphere.

He also stressed that the creation of the long-range missiles in Turkey is a priority for the country.

Prime Minister said that Turkey's actions on the creation of such missiles are legitimate. The country does not consider NATO's statement on the issue important.


Kazakh Majilis (the Parliament's lower chamber) approved the loan agreement with Asian Development Bank (ADB) on construction of Western Europe - Western China international transport corridor, Majilis press-service reported on Wednesday.

According to the agreement, ADB will provide $125 million for construction of Western Europe - Western China's 36.7 kilometer section between the cities of Shymkent and Tashkent in South Kazakhstan region.

The project is scheduled to be completed by December 31, 2015.


After the fall of the citadel of “tyrannical” communism of the USSR, the end of the 20th century was marked by the proclamation of liberal democracy as a political regime that guarantees a high level of state and social development, a regime that is natural, true and fair from the point of view of those protecting the inalienable human rights to life, liberty, and private property. In the wake of world democratization, F. Fukuyama's phrase “the end of history” became widespread.

  • The entrepreneurial spirit of the youth is worth the experience of the aged.
  • J. Knorr



The specifics of the 2016 US presidential election lied not only in the publication of a large volume of information compromising the main candidates, but also in focusing the electorate's attention on the issues of the US foreign policy under the new administration of the White House. In this, there stand out not only the relations in the pair “Washington – Moscow,” but also “Washington – Beijing,” especially in terms of their cooperation in South-East Asia and, in particular, in the South China Sea.


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