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…

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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…

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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…

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Kazakhstan: 5.2 million tons of grains exported in January-September 2016

In January-September Kazakhstan exported 5.2 million tons of grains including flour in grain equivalent, the expert of the department of plant growing products growing and processing at the Ministry of Agriculture Sagintay Zhumazhanov declared. In 2015 Kazakhstan supplied 7 million tons of grains and flour to foreign countries. The list of traditional importers of Kazakh…

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Turkmenistan committed to broad co-operation in Caspian region

Turkmenistan is committed to constructive cooperation in the Caspian Sea region, the Turkmen government said quoting the country’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. The head of state noted the importance of consolidating efforts to work out balanced decisions on the Caspian Sea issues, including those related to the strengthening of the legal and contractual basis designed to…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Ukraine: over 0.7 million tons of sunflower oil exported in September-October 2016

According to the November balance sheets by NGO “Economic discussion club”, coordinated by the Interdepartmental working group under the Ministry of Economic Development of Ukraine, in September-October of 2016/2017 MY the export volumes of sunflower oil from Ukraine totaled 706 thousand tons. The general export volumes of sunflower oil in the current season are forecast…

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