The Regional Conference on ‘Enhanced Integration for Prosperity in Central Asia’ started today, in Nur-Sultan. The two-day event, organised by the European Union, is an occasion to promote the regional integration among the five Central Asian countries and in line with the new EU Strategy for Central Asia which was adopted in June 2019.
EBRD International Advisor, Prime Minister of Georgia (2015-2018) Georgy Kvirikashvili made a forecast of Eurasia’s development opportunities during the open panel session “The Age of Global Uncertainty: Challenges and Opportunities for Eurasia 2010”, held within the framework of V anniversary meeting of the Astana Club political forum, on 11 November.
A round table was held at the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Bishkek, with the participation of prominent political scientists, representatives of expert and analytical and academic circles of Kyrgyzstan, Dunyo reported.
On 30 October 2019, a regular meeting of the Council of Defense Ministers of the Member States of the Commonwealth of Independent States was held in Baku (Azerbaijan Republic). This was reported by the press service of the CIS Executive Committee.
In an ancient ceremony, Japan's new emperor Naruhito formally ascended to the throne on 22 October.
Although poverty rates in Central Asia continue to decline overall, the pace of poverty reduction is slowing, according to new data released by the World Bank. High levels of poverty remain in pockets of rural and remote areas, which also suffer from lack of employment opportunities, say new Poverty Outlooks for Central Asian countries, released ahead of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October.
Economic growth across Europe and Central Asia is slowing, with regional growth estimated at 1.8% for 2019, according to the latest World Bank Economic Update for Europe and Central Asia.
On 27 September 2019, the SCO Secretary General Vladimir Norov met with the UN Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs Miroslav Jenča in New York at the UN headquarters.