Asia: Caspian states mull shipping safety agreement

Representatives of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan met in Ashgabat to discuss a draft protocol on cooperation in safety of shipping in the Caspian Sea. The agreement creates a legal basis for cooperation between the parties in the fight against terrorism, organized crime, arms and drugs trafficking, smuggling, human trafficking, illegal immigration, as well…

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Azerbaijan to supply wine to China

Azerbaijan will supply 500,000 bottles of wine to China, the Economy Ministry said. The ministry said that the agreement on the supply was reached during the visit of an export mission of Azerbaijani entrepreneurs to Hong Kong and Guangzhou on November 9-15. During the visit, the Azerbaijani entrepreneurs took part in two international exhibitions of…

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Azerbaijan important for Northern Cyprus

Azerbaijan is one of the important countries for Northern Cyprus in the field of tourism development, Fikri Ataoglu, Cypriot minister of tourism and environment, said. Ataoglu is expected to visit Azerbaijan on November 29. Northern Cyprus’s potential for tourism will be presented as part of the visit. The minister will be accompanied by a delegation,…

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Ukraine: port charges to be halved

The Infrastructure Ministry of Ukraine is planning to halve port charges. According to the ministry, Ukraine loses because of its overcharged port dues lead to shrinking freight traffic. The ministry is currently working on tariff reduction. The final approval of a new port tariffs and charges technique that would at least halve them is scheduled…

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Moldova: level of relations with Belarus praised

Moldova’s outgoing President Nicolae Timofti praised the level of the Belarusian-Moldovan relations and emphasized the trustworthy bilateral dialogue at the highest level, the Belarusian embassy in Moldova reported. Nicolae Timofti mentioned it in his face-to-face talks with the Belarus’ Ambassador to Moldova Sergei Chichuk who took part in the Moldovan President’s meeting with heads of…

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Belarus to strengthen cooperation with Altai region

Matters related to the establishment of joint ventures and new partnerships were discussed during a meeting between Belarus’ Deputy Industry Minister Alexander Ogorodnikov and Deputy Governor of Russia’s Altai region Viktor Meshcheryakov, the press service of the Industry Ministry reported. “The meeting of the bilateral commission for the cooperation between Belarus and Altai region discussed…

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Belarus: Amkodor to design prototypes for oil well maintenance in Tatarstan

The Belarusian mechanical engineering company Amkodor is ready to design prototype machines for the oil extraction industry of Russia’s Tatarstan, the company’s website reported. Representatives of the large Russian oil company Tatneft led by Director General Nail Maganov arrived in Belarus in line with the agreement made by the Belarus president and the Tatarstan president.…

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Turkmenistan to host international cotton fair

The sixth international cotton exhibition-fair and conference “Cotton Products of Turkmenistan and the global market” will be held in Ashgabat on December 3-4, the Turkmen government said in a message. “The annual forum is important for exchanging experience and establishing cooperation with interested foreign partners, demonstrating the country’s achievements in the cotton production and processing”,…

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