Uzbekistan seeks energy hub role for Central Asia

Growing integration of national energy systems across the five nations of Central Asia is helping to ease congestion and power outages arising from peak power usage, Uzbekistan’s First Deputy Energy Minister Azim Ahmedkhadzhayev said

Putin and Rakhmon discuss Afghanistan by telephone

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rakhmon have held a telephone conversation to discuss the situation in Afghanistan, the Kremlin's press service said. "The heads of state discussed the latest …

Russia-led CSTO to deploy troops along Tajik-Afghan border

The member countries of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) have expressed their readiness to provide assistance to Tajikistan in the event of an aggravation of the security situation on the border with Afghanistan, Daily Sabah …

Tokayev knows how to ease water conflicts in Central Asia

An early August meeting of Central Asian heads of state in Turkmenistan Kazakhstani President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev proposed the creation of a vice ministerial-level working group and a regional consortium with the goal of promoting regional cooperation to protect precious water resources

Rahmon demands Tajik role in running Afghanistan

The president of Tajikistan has said that his government will not recognize the Taliban’s rule (banned in Russia) over Afghanistan unless the country’s ethnic Tajik minority is accorded a “worthy role” in the running of the country