Turkmenistan remains China's most important gas supplier


From December 2009 to December 2019, from Central Asia, mainly from Turkmenistan, to China were delivered 294.6 billion cubic meters of natural gas, “Trend.az” reports, citing an information of the “Xinhua” news agency from the 6-th of January, 2020.

The “Xinhua” news agency cites data from the “PetroChina West Pipeline Company”. Turkmen gas operations have benefited more than 500 million people in 27 provincial-level administrative units, as well as in the Special Administrative Region of Xianggang, the release said.

Turkmenistan mulls prospects for co-op with SCO


Secretary General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Vladimir Norov met with Turkmen Ambassador to China Parahat Durdyev in Beijing, “Trend.az” reports with reference to the SCO website.

The parties discussed the prospects for cooperation in the field of innovations, digitalization and electronic commerce. The meeting participants also noted the role of SCO in regional and international initiatives and the organization's economic, transport and logistics potential.

Kazakhstan, UAE eye international motor vehicle communication cooperation

Nargiz Sadikhova, Trend.az

Kazakhstan and the United Arab Emirates may sign an agreement on cooperation in the field of international motor vehicle communication, “Trend.az” reports with reference to the press office of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs.

This issue was discussed during a meeting of Ambassador of Kazakhstan to the UAE Madiyar Menilbekov with Director General of the UAE Federal Transport Authority H.E.Eng. Ahmed Al Khouri.

“Saryarka” main pipeline put into operation in Kazakhstan


Construction of Kazakhstan’s “Saryarka” main pipeline is completed and the pipeline was put into operation, “Trend.az” reports with reference to the press office of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Energy.

According to the ministry, the pipeline was put into operation of Dec. 27, 2019.

The pipeline, which starts in country’s Kyzylorda region, will supply gas to country’s capital, as well as central and northern regions.

Ashgabat hosts multilateral consultations on UN special program on Aral Sea


Ashgabat city hosted multilateral consultations on the development of a UN Special Program for the Aral Sea Basin (UN SPAS), Trend reports Dec. 19 with reference to the Turkmen Foreign Ministry.

The event was held in accordance with the resolution of the UN General Assembly 73/297 dated May 28, 2019, as well as in accordance with the decisions of the Council of Heads of the Founding States of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS) dated Aug. 24, 2018.

Kazakh minister calls for Kyrgyzstan to rezume work within IFAS


Kazakhstan’s Minister of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources - Magzum Mirzagaliyev proposed that Kyrgyzstan resumes cooperation within the International Fund for saving the Aral Sea (IFAS), Trend reports with reference to the ministry.

Mirzagaliyev made the proposal within the framework of a working visit to Kyrgyzstan, during which he held a number of meetings.

Representatives from Russia, Iran and Turkey hold consultations on Syria in Nur-Sultan


Representatives from Russia, Iran and Turkey hold tripartite consultations at a Summit on Syria in Nur-Sultan (Kazakhstan's capital, former Astana). The information agency „ТАСС“ got this information froma source, close to the organizers of the talks, Trend.az reports.

“A trilateral meeting is currently underway”, the source said.

Other negotiators have also begun a second day of consultations with Syria in Kazakhstan's capital city.

Vladyslav Krykliy - Ukrainian minister of infrastructure: Capabilities of TRACECA transport corridor should be expanded

Anastasia Savchenko / Trend.az

The capabilities of the Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA) transport corridor should be expanded even more, Ukrainian Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Krykliy said.

Krykliy made the remark at the event in Baku dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the signing the Basic Multilateral Agreement on International Transport for Development of the Europe-Caucasus-Asia Corridor and the 14th meeting of the Permanent Secretariat of the TRACECA Intergovernmental Commission (IGC), Trend.az reports on December 6-th, 2019.

World Bank inks agreement with IFAS in Ashgabat

Huseyn Hasanov / Trend.az

The World Bank and the Executive Committee of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS) signed an agreement in Ashgabat on Additional Financing of the Project for the Modernization of Hydrometeorological Services in Central Asia, Trend reports referring to the Turkmen Foreign Affairs Ministry.

Turkmenistan presides over IFAS and is involved in the development of the fourth “Program for Assisting the Aral Sea Basin Countries” (ASBP-4).

Klimkin on Tokaev's statement: Either he is scared of something or playing a game

Pavlo Klimkin / GORDON

The statement made by Kazakhstan's President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, who denies Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula, is a wake-up call and a slap in the face to Ukraine. Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine - Pavlo Anatoliyovych Klimkin, said on Facebook on December 4, 2019.