International Symposium “Between Europe and the Orient” – A Focus on Research and Higher Education in/on Central Asia will be held on June 7-9, 2010 in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
Under the support of the Volkswagen Foundation, which is an independent, non-profit organization and has been funding research projects in all disciplines since 1962. Within the framework of changing funding initiatives, the foundation provides impetus for the development of research and higher education.
Venue: Conference Hotel “Ak Keme”. Preliminary program is available on http://www.geo.fu-berlin.de/en/geog/fachrichtungen/anthrogeog/zelf/VWS_Symposium/Preliminary_Programme/index.html
Azerbaijani investment opportunities presented at international fair in France
Azerbaijan took part in the 53-rd international fair held in the north-west of Lower Normandy, France.
Over 150 officials and businessmen, as well as representatives of the Azerbaijani Ministry of Economic Development and Azerbaijani Export & Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO) attended the exhibition.
The products including olive oil, tea, fruit juices and wine produced by the companies Azersun Holdinq, “Ganja Sherab-2″ were presented at the exhibition. Azerbaijani business and investment opportunities were presented at the event.
Belarus to host Days of Culture of Turkmenistan on June 8-12
On June 8-12, the Republic of Belarus will host the Days of Culture of Turkmenistan. This was reported by Vice-premier of the Turkmen government Maysa Yazmuhammedova during a regular meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted the importance of strengthening the fruitful Turkmen-Belarusian contacts in the humanitarian field and issued instructions to ensure the high level of organization of the activities.
The Turkmen leader spoke in favor of further expansion of the international cultural dialogue to promote the rich spiritual and historical and cultural heritage of the nation. “We need to adequately represent the culture of the Turkmen people in the world,” he said.
Munich hosts presentation of Uzbekistan_s tourism potential
A presentation of tourism potential of Uzbekistan was held in Munich, Germany. Representatives of over 30 tourism firms, Lufthansa and state bodies participated at the event.
During the event, the Uzbek diplomats shared information about unique historic-architecture monuments in Uzbekistan and measures on improving tourism infrastructure.
Participants expressed proposals on improving efficiency of cooperation in tourism sector.
A two-day training course to help journalists working in the Kazakh language to improve their knowledge of the Internet and new media tools started today in Almaty. Continue reading
Silk Road Media opened its satellite office in February 2010, in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The main objective of our representation is to report events happening in both Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. We also wish to promote Kyrgyzstan as a new tourist area, through the publication of guidebooks and colourful journals.
Opening this office is a strategically important step for both the company and for the region as a whole, since all of our information can be taken from primary sources.
The special feature of our publications is our ability to cover the culture, history, traditions and art of the people of Central Asia, within the framework of objectively reflecting the positive aspects of this collection of Central Asian countries, excluding the pursuit of dubious sensationalism.
Since we have been the only publication specialised in promoting tourism in Central Asia for the last 8 years, our work is very important. Our direct mission is to attract tourists and investment in this still relatively unexplored region, as well as fostering the development of tourism and international relations.
During the events of April 7th-8th, 2010, our representative office, which was located in the Agroprom building on Bishkek’s central Ala-Too Square, suffered badly. The demonstrators broke into the building between 9 and 10 PM, and the entire building from the 1st to 7th floor was destroyed and robbed. The building rented offices to governmental and international organisations, committees for religion and culture, and many other private organisations. All were equally ruined. Continue reading
Webinar on _Kazakhstan and the Customs Union with Russia and Belarus
Join on Thursday, June 10, 1020, at 1:00 PM, a unique webinar organized by AmLaw Group and Grata Law Firm with the support of the Kazakhstan Chamber of Commerce in New York for up-to-date information on the transition to the new customs union and the regulatory impact it will have on your business in the region.
Title: Kazakhstan and the Customs Union with Russia and Belarus: New Challenges or Opportunities?
What will the new customs union bring for business in Kazakhstan?
There have been a number of grand political pronouncements in the region regarding the new customs union between Kazakhstan, Russia, and Belarus, but what will it mean on a day-to-day level for business in Kazakhstan and the region in general? What are the practical consequences of the customs union and how will they affect companies operating in or exporting to Kazakhstan?
Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/505667832
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.
“An efficient instrument in provision of food security is development of stable functioning food belts around big cities, in particular, Astana and Almaty”, Kazakh Minister of Agriculture Akhylbek Kurishbayev has said today at the special session in Almaty. Continue reading
700 young talents to participate in international children's festival in Avaza
The 3rd International Festival of Gifted Children “Avaza – land of friendship” started in Turkmenistan on May 28. The venue of the festival will be Ashgabat and Balkan province – the Caspian Sea coast. The festival was organized by the Ministry of Culture and Broadcasting, the Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan together with the administration of Balkan province. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Turkmenistan also actively participates in the festival. Continue reading
Azerbaijani-Americans celebrated the 92nd Anniversary of the 1st secular Democracy in the Muslim World
Azerbaijani-American Council (AAC) and Azerbaijan Society of America (ASA) join all Azerbaijani people in celebration of the 92nd anniversary of the establishment of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic (ADR), the first secular parliamentary democracy in the Muslim world.
Over the 23 months of its existence prior to Bolshevik occupation of Azerbaijan in April 1920, ADR succeeded in restoring the territorial integrity of the country, in securing the international recognition of Azerbaijan, and in establishing democratic institutions, including the Parliament and the multi-party representative government. Among other key achievements of the first republic were the 1919 universal suffrage law, granting women the right to vote (notably, ahead of the United States and some European nations); the establishment of Baku State University; and the adoption of the modern national symbols of Azerbaijan, including its tri-color flag, anthem and the coat of arms. Continue reading