Belarus: Minsk getting ready to discuss joining WTO

Belarus is getting prepared to hold talks with the European Union in December-January on matters of joining the World Trade Organization (WTO), Belarus’ Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg and its Permanent Representative to the European Union and NATO Alexander Mikhnevich said. “They are ready to sit down at a negotiating table with us in December-January”,…

Kazakhstan: grain to enter Saudi Arabia market

Saudi Arabia intends to import Kazakhstani grain in case of cost-efficient logistics, Batyr Batyrshayev, Kazakhstan’s Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and concurrently to the Kingdom of Bahrain, said. Saudi Arabia annually spends about $22 billion on food imports. The kingdom is interested in Kazakhstani grain due to its high quality. However, high transport…

Ukraine: social food prices hovering

In September strong public interest was aroused by the Cabinet’s decision to cancel state regulation of prices and mark-ups for socially sensitive goods. This pilot project started on October 1, for a three-month period until the beginning of 2017. The project is aimed at proving the expediency of Ukraine’s current price regulation under which price…

Turkmenistan: Ashgabat preparing for global sustainable transport conference

Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held a working meeting on preparations for the first Global Sustainable Transport Conference to be held on November 26-27 in Ashgabat, the Turkmen government said in a message. He said that in modern conditions the cooperation in the transportation and communications sector gained special importance as an essential factor of global…

Turkmenistan and Latvia to hold business talks in Riga

The next meeting of the Turkmenistan-Latvia intergovernmental commission on economic, industrial, scientific and technical cooperation will be held in Riga, the Turkmen government said in a message. During the meeting it is planned to discuss the opportunities of expanding the cooperation in transportation and communication sector, in the spheres of agriculture, construction, healthcare, as well…

Uzbekistan: Tashkent and Ankara to work out co-operation roadmap

The Uzbek Acting President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the development of a “roadmap” for expanding the Turkey-Uzbekistan cooperation during the talks in Samarkand on November 18. The two leaders discussed the prospects of the Uzbekistan-Turkey cooperation development and exchanged views on the important regional and international issues. Shavkat Mirziyoyev and…

Azerbaijan: Norwegian energy companies to enter market

Norwegian energy companies are interested in entering the Azerbaijani market, Norwegian ambassador to Azerbaijan Bard Ivar Svendsen reported. “Norwegian energy companies have a great interest in Azerbaijan”, he added. “Norwegian companies, which have not started to work in Azerbaijan yet, but considering such an opportunity, appeal to us almost every three months”. He said that…

Azerbaijan: Iran minister to mull issues of mutual interest

Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi will visit Azerbaijan, Shahin Mustafayev, Azerbaijani minister of economy, said. Mustafayev made remarks at the meeting with Iranian ambassador to Azerbaijan Javad Jahangirzadeh. “The issues of mutual interest will be discussed during the visit”, the minister said. Mustafayev and Jahangirzadeh also discussed the issues to be…