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Turkic Council to establish foundation for protection of Turkic cultural heritage in Azerbaijan

Halil Akinci, the Secretary General of the Council for Cooperation of Turkic Speaking States (Turkic Council), said today a foundation for the protection of Turkic cultural heritage will be established in Azerbaijan.Akinci explained that a document on establishing the fund has already been signed. The project will be implemented with state funding from the member-states of the Council (Azerbaijan, Turkey, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan).

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Kazakhstan hosts business attended by Azerbaijan

 Azerbaijani businessmen headed by Minister for Economic Development Shakhin Mustafayev met in Aktau (Kazakhstan) to discuss formation of logistical centers, invitation of investors and partners for joint projects, exchange of ideas and experience, Trend reports.Mustafayev met Kazakh Minister for Economy and Budget Planning Yerbolat Dosayev and discussed expansion of cooperation and formation of logistical centers in western regions of Kazakhstan.

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Georgian energy minister wants Trans-Caucasus Corridor to become strategic

 Georgian Minister for Energy said at a presentation of a plan developed by the Georgian Railway that the country should make the Trans-Caucasus Corridor project a strategic initiative of the region.The plan includes economic and social measures. Energy and railways are strategic fields.Kaladze noted that Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan had interest in the project. More countries should be encouraged to join it, he added. 

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 British Prime Minister David Cameron will visit Kazakhstan on June 30 to discuss petroleum developments, Trend cites Altay Abibullayev, spokesman of the Kazakh presidential communication service.It will be the first visit of a British prime minister to Kazakhstan and Central Asia. The PM was invited by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev at a meeting within the framework of the Olympic Games in London in 2012.

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Kazakh managers to return to KazTransGaz-Tbilisi

 Georgian Minister for Energy Kakha Kaladze is on a visit to Kazakhstan and said that a deal was signed to have Kazakh managers return to KazTransGaz-Tbilisi.He added that Georgia and Kazakhstan agreed in Astana to cooperate more actively. They will encourage Kazakh investments in Georgia. 

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Kazakhstan-Russia friendship treaty will be extended automatically

 The Kazakh parliament has ratified amendments to the treaty on friendship, cooperation and mutual understanding of Kazakhstan and Russia. A protocol extends the spheres of cooperation in preventing illegal migration, human trafficking and improves cooperation in information security, News Azerbaijan.Amendments to article 40 of the document allows the treaty to be prolonged for the next decades, unless its signers change their mind.Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev will sign the amendments. 

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The contest of young readers "Living Classics"

On June 6, the Moscow theatre Et Cetera held the final of the Contest of young readers “Living Classics” which started  six months ago. 11-12-year old pupils from Russia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkey took part in the contest. The number of participants was 3 million people this year.

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The head of Kazakhstan's Ministry of Labor is dismissed for "clumsy" outreach

Serik Abdenov, the head of Kazakhstan's Ministry of Labor, famous on the Internet for his remark "because," has been fired today, in fact, for this same remark , after criticism from President Nursultan Nazarbayev."By the Decree of the state leader, Serik Sakbaldievich Abdenov is dismissed from the position of Minister of Labor and Social Protection. The Decree of Nursultan Nazarbayev assigns temporary performance of the duties of the Minister of Labor and Social Protection to the Vice-Minister  T. Duisenova," RIA Novosti reports, referring to the press service of Ak-Orda.

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Head of Kazakh Muslim Union jailed

 Murat Telibekov, head of the Muslim Union of Kazakhstan and the Muslim Committee for Human Rights in Central Asia, has been detained at the Bostandyksky Police Station of Alma Ata, Interfax cites his wife Yekaterina Chekanova.She explained that Telibekov had been detained to prevent his meeting with the Alma Ata akim. 

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has met with his Armenian counterpart Tigran Sarkisyan in Minsk. The parties have discussed Armenia's intergation into the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.

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Uzbekistan joins CIS free trade zone

 Uzbekistan has become the ninth member of the CIS free trade zone established by Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan and Ukraine on October 18, 2011.Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan have not joined the zone. Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have not ratified the membership.Uzbekistan signed the membership agreement in Minsk today. The free trade zone will benefit the process of integrating in norms of the WTO. 

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