KAZAKHSTAN

SOCAR’s STAR refinery tests numerous types of crude oil

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ELCHIN MEHDIYEV

The STAR refinery of the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan has tested 28 different types of crude oil, head of the SOCAR Turkey Refinery and Petrochemicals Business Unit, director general of Petkim petrochemical complex Anar Mammadov said at a press conference for the Azerbaijani reporters.

Mammadov said that today the refinery buys oil mainly from Kazakhstan, Russia, Norway, as well as from Tunisia, Morocco, and the Mediterranean countries.

Kazakhstani Astana – Motors to produce Hyundai cars in Uzbekistan

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NATAVAN RZAYEVA

The Kazakhstani Astana-Motors company will build a plant for the production of Hyundai cars in the Jizzakh region of Uzbekistan, the press services of the prime minister of Kazakhstan reports.

This became known during the third Forum of interregional cooperation between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Astana Motors has been producing and assembling commercial vehicles and passenger cars since 2019. Currently, the plant's capacity in Kazakhstan is 30,000 units of cars per year.

Kazakhstan Prime-Minister Askar Mamin meets with European Commission’s Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis

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BLACKSEA-CASPIA

Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Askar Mamin has met with Executive Vice-President of the European Commission for an Economy that Works for People, European Commissioner for Trade Valdis Dombrovskis in Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan, reports Kazinform.

During the meeting, the parties discussed issues of cooperation between the European Union and the countries of Central Asia.
The Kyrgyz capital is preparing to host the first International Economic Forum “European Union - Central Asia” (EU-CA).

Special Economic Zone (SEZ) “Actau Sea Port” to be expanded

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SERIK SABEKOV

Special Economic Zone “Aktau Sea Port” is set to be expanded, Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan Beibut Atamkulov said Tuesday, Kazinform correspondent reports.

Addressing the Government session, Minister Atamkulov said two subzones of the SEZ “Aktau Sea Port” 2 and 4 are to be constructed.
Currently, the SEZ “Aktau Sea Port” consists of nine separate subzones five of which are provided with infrastructure, namely 1, 3, 7, 8 and 9.

17-th Kazakhstan – Russia Cross-Border Cooperation Forum kicks off in Kokshetau

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AKBOTA KUZEKBAY

The work of the 17th Cross-Border Cooperation Forum has started in Kokshetau, Kazinform correspondent reports.

Participating the forum are President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and his Russian counterpart President Vladimir Putin.

This year the traditional event is held virtually. The live broadcast is available on Khabar 24 TV Channel.

Turkmenistan to join Turkic Council as observer

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BLACKSEA-CASPIA

The 8th summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States (Turkic Council) will take place on November 12, 2021 in Istanbul. During the meeting, Turkmenistan will join the Turkic Council as an observer, the Interfax-Azerbaijan news agency reported on Monday, citing a statement by the Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

Kazakhstan eyes preserving co-op with EBRD on basis of renewable energies

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BLACKSEA-CASPIA

Kazakhstan looks forward to continuing cooperation with the EBRD in the field of renewable energy sources, Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said, Trend reports with reference to the Kazakhstan presidential press service.

Tokayev made the remark during a meeting with President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Odile Renaud-Basso.
During the meeting, the results of the EBRD’s activities in Kazakhstan and priorities for further cooperation were discussed.

84th meeting of Kazakh-Uzbek Demarcation Commission took place in Almaty

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BLACKSEA-CASPIA

The 84th meeting of the government delegations of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan’s Demarcation Commission took place on June 7-11, 2021, in the city of Almaty, stated on the website of the Kazakh Foreign Ministry, Kazinform reports.

The sides continued the preparation of draft outcome documents on state border demarcation and discussed the draft agreement between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan on the demarcation of the Kazakh-Uzbek state border.

The next meeting is set to take place in Uzbekistan.