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Yevgeny Satanovsky: “The Iranians are probably right”

Interview by Daria Melikhova, exclusively to Vestnik KavkazaYesterday UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon confirmed that he had received a letter from the Syrian authorities, which wanted to join the international convention on the prohibition of chemical weapons. He welcomed Damascus’s intention. The president of the Institute of the Middle East, Yevgeny Satanovsky, told Vestnik Kavkaza about possible developments over Syria.

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What? Where? When? to become humanitarian project of South Caucasus

35 teams from post-Soviet space and one each from the UK, Israel, Germany and Finland have arrived in Dubna (Moscow Region) for the 11th championship of the What? Where? When? intellectual game show. Germany was represented by bronze winner Maksim Mozul, Georgia by David Rapava.

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Kazakhstan to build factory for potassium fertilizers

Nurlan Sauranbayev, Kazakh Vice Minister for Industry and New Technologies, said that the republic was planning to build a new factory to produce potassium fertilizers, Trend reports.Resources for the factory will be extracted in West Kazakhstan. Sauranbayev reminded that a document for realization of the project had been signed by the Ministry for Industry and New Technologies of Kazakhstan and China-Agroholding within the framework of the recent visit of Chinese Prime Minister Xi Jingping in Astana.

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Vestnik Kavakza discussed Kazakhstan's newly-unveiled Kashagan oil and gas deposit with Russian and Azerbaijani oil analysts Vyacheslav Kulagin and Seymur Aliyev.

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Leaders of Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have signed the Bishkek Declaration, the final document of the SCO summit, Trend reports.They passed an action plan for 2013-2017 for realization of the long-term agreement on good-neighbourhood, friendship and cooperation,  a report of the SCO secretary general on achievements of the organization in 2012 and a report of the council of the regional-anti-terrorism structure of the SCO.An information message at the end of the summit was the final document signed.

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Martin Sieff on resolution of the Karabakh Conflict

Interview by Anna Demchenko exclusively to Vestnik KavkazaThe leading analyst of The Globalist, Martin Sieff, told Vestnik Kavkaza about chances for settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, considering appointment of James Warlick the co-chairman of the Minsk Group of the OSCE from the U.S.

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Russia and Kazakhstan ratify amendments to treaty on friendship and cooperation

Kazakh and Russian Foreign Ministers Yerlan Idrisov and Sergey Lavrov have signed the protocol on exchange of notes on ratification of the treaty on friendship, cooperation and mutual aid, ITAR-TASS reports.Idrisov said that development of the treaty on good-neighbourhood and alliance of Russia and Kazakhstan in the 21st century was moving to an inter-department stage of development. It will be signed at the 10th Russian-Kazakh Forum for Interregional Cooperation. The document was 95%-ready, Idrisov emphasized.

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33rd session of Caspian status talks achieves progress

Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign minister Khalaf Khalafov said that Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan had achieved progress in the 33rd session of the working group for the Caspian convention, Trend reports.The previous talks were held in Tehran in April 2013.

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Russian PM to visit Kazakhstan soon

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will visit Kazakhstan in the near future, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a meeting with his Kazakh counterpart Yerlan Idrisov, RIA Novosti reports.

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The law-enforcement agencies of Russia and Azerbaijan are going to cooperate in the struggle against terrorism and extremism. A corresponding agreement was signed today in Astana, Kazakhstan, during a meeting of interior ministers of the member countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, ITAR-TASS reports on Tuesday. 

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