By Alima Bissenova (11/2/2011 issue of the CACI Analyst)
Ashgabat brushes off Russian gas concerns 19 October Cooperation with Europe on energy matters will continue despite Russian reservations, the Foreign Affairs Ministry of Turkmenistan said. European officials in September announced plans to focus on legal agreements needed for Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan to build the Trans-Caspian pipeline system.
By Alima Bissenova (10/19/2011 issue of the CACI Analyst)
Pakistan wants road connectivity with Tajikistan
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said he would take up the Pakistan-Tajikistan road project with Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Gilani was talking to Gilgit-Baltistan Governor Pir Karam Ali Shah when he said that the completion of project would provide the shortest possible route to the people of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajikistan, reported Associated Press of Pakistan. The road project will connect Pakistan with Tajikistan by passing through the eight kilometre Wakhan corridor of Afghanistan.
By Alima Bissenova (10/7/2011 issue of the CACI Analyst)
By Alima Bissenova (6/8/2011 issue of the CACI Analyst)
Kyrgyz bars head of ethnic clashes probe
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