Wednesday, 01 August 2001


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By Gulzina Karym Kyzy (8/1/2001 issue of the CACI Analyst)

A round-table discussion was recently held in the Kyrgyz government, at which the current situation around Kyrgyz shuttle-trade business was discussed. The shuttle-traders who participated in the discussion said that their business is presently in a critical situation. They complained that buying and selling goods by crossing the borders of former Soviet republics has now become an unbearable burden and that the whole activity is under threat.

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By Aisha Aslanbekova (9/26/2001 issue of the CACI Analyst)

This was the theme of a conference held on September 8, in Bishkek. The conference was organized by democratic forces of Kyrgyzstan and representatives of NGO’s, mass media and a number of political parties such as El, Kairan-El, Ata-Meken, Ar-Namys, ResPublica, Erkindik, Asaba. At the conference, the participants shared their opinions, ideas about the reforms that took place in Kyrgyzstan during the decade of its independence, and about the current political, economic and social situation in the country.

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By Gulnara Ismailova, a freelance journalist, based in Baku, Azerbaijan (9/26/2001 issue of the CACI Analyst)

According to plans, President of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev was scheduled for an official visit to Tehran on 17-19 September. As a preparation for the visit, Azerbaijani delegations consisting of over 30 officials and experts of ministries, departments, as well as business circles, have worked in Iran. Namik Abbasov, the Minister of National Security, also visited Iran to arrange security matters for the forthcoming visit.

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By Marat Yermukanov, Kazakhstan (9/26/2001 issue of the CACI Analyst)

A huge crowd of believers, representatives of diplomatic Corps and government officials headed by the president of the country, Nursultan Nazarbayev, gathered Saturday evening at the international airport of the Kazakh capital Astana to welcome Pope John Paul II. The event had been publicized in national media for many weeks before the visit started.

The 81 year-old Pope looked rather tired after the long flight when he, after the welcoming words of the president Nazarbayev, made his lengthy speech in Russian with a faltering voice.

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