Iran unravels new missile production line

The Iranian Ministry of Defense announced on Saturday the launch of a new missile production line that can target fighter jets, drones, cruise missiles and helicopters. The inauguration ceremony took place in an undisclosed location. Sayyad 3 missile is a medium-to-long-range surface-to-air missile that has a maximum altitude of 27 km and a maximum rangeContinue reading “Iran unravels new missile production line”

Romania and Turkmenistan celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations

On Friday, July 21st 2017, the Romanian Diplomatic Institute together with the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Bucharest, organized a roundtable attended by members of the diplomatic corps, representatives of the Romanian-Turkmen friendship group, representatives of the academic and business environment. The participants celebrated 25 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. TheContinue reading “Romania and Turkmenistan celebrate 25 years of diplomatic relations”

The European Union and Uzbekistan further their bilateral cooperation

The Cooperation Council between the European Union (EU) and the Republic of Uzbekistan (Uzbekistan) held its thirteen meeting the 17th of July. Since 2007 Uzbekistan and the EU held annual dialogues on Human Rights, Justice and Internal Affairs. The bilateral relations between the EU and Uzbekistan have their origins in 1991 being somehow consolidated inContinue reading “The European Union and Uzbekistan further their bilateral cooperation”

Baku hosted the fourth trilateral meeting between the foreign ministers of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan

The fourth trilateral meeting between the foreign ministers of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan – Mevlut Çavuşoğlu, Elmar Mammadyarov and Rashid Meredov – took place on the 19th of July 2017. The event was hosted in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, and the main purpose was to highlight the necessity of cooperation between the three countries in order to reach stability in theContinue reading “Baku hosted the fourth trilateral meeting between the foreign ministers of Turkey, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan”

Kazakhstan adapts citizenship law as a counter-terrorism measure

The president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, signed on the 11th of July a law which strips of citizenship of Kazakhstanis involved in terrorist activities, according to Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty. Ever since the beginning of April, a couple of publications pick on a declaration of President Nazarbayev through which he declared the necessity ofContinue reading “Kazakhstan adapts citizenship law as a counter-terrorism measure”

The (semi)precious route of Central Asia. A glimpse into regional cooperation

On July 3rd, 2017, the President of Afghanistan, Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, visited Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) for official talks with the President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. During the meeting, one of the topics discussed was the joint implementation of large-scale transport projects, as well as regional economic cooperation1. Conversely, “Lapis Lazuli” plays its part in both areasContinue reading “The (semi)precious route of Central Asia. A glimpse into regional cooperation”

The Islamic Development Bank grants Turkmenistan a USD 273 mil. loan for a telecommunication networks development project

On July 3rd, 2017, the Islamic Development Bank granted Turkmenistan a USD 273 mil. loan facility for a major project for enhancing its telecommunication networks. The credit granted to Turkmenistan is part of a wider financing endeavour of the Islamic Development Bank. Thus, the members of the Board of Directors of the Bank, at the 320th meeting, on July 3rd,Continue reading “The Islamic Development Bank grants Turkmenistan a USD 273 mil. loan for a telecommunication networks development project”

The French energy company Total returns to Iran

On the 3rd of July of 2017,  The French energy company Total S.A signed a contract with the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum to develop South Pars, the Iranian part of the biggest offshore gas field in the world. The 4.8 billion USD project is called South Pars 11 and it will be developed jointly with the Chinese state-ownedContinue reading “The French energy company Total returns to Iran”

TAP-500: The visit of the president of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Turkmenistan

On the 3rd of July 2017, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, met President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov during an official visit in the Republic of Turkmenistan. Among the addressed topics, the following subjects were discussed: the projects regarding the transit of the electricity, oil and natural gas: energy transit project (500kVContinue reading “TAP-500: The visit of the president of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Turkmenistan”

Kazakhstan hosts an international exhibition on the future of energy with the participation of representatives of 100 countries

In November 2012, the International Exhibitions Bureau (BIE) had designated Astana, the capital city of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as the venue to host Expo 2017. Astana EXPO 2017 is taking place between June 10 and September 10, 2017. The theme chosen for the Expo 2017 was „Future Energy” and, reflects one of the greatestContinue reading “Kazakhstan hosts an international exhibition on the future of energy with the participation of representatives of 100 countries”