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‘CPEC could be gateway to central Asian region’

ISLAMABAD: China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) could be a gateway to Central Asian Region, if it is provided with the opportunity to partner in the project. These views were expressed by the ambassadors of the Central Asian Countries while speaking at the seminar here on “China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Opportunities for Central Asian Republics (CARs)” organised by Institute of Peace and Diplomatic Studies and Preston University. Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to Pakistan Barlybay Sadykov said…

Kyrgyzstan inaugurates new president Sooronbai Jeenbekov

BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan's new president Sooronbai Jeenbekov was inaugurated on Friday in a ceremony marking the first peaceful transfer of power between elected leaders in the Central Asian country. Jeenbekov, 59, a close ally of outgoing Almazbek Atambayev, swore to protect the "unity of the country" as he accepted the national flag and donned a breastplate signifying the presidency. The boom of artillery fire marking the power transfer was audible across Bishkek, the capital of the majority-Muslim country of six million.…

Kyrgyzstan scraps Myanmar football match over ‘terror’ threat

BISHKEK: Muslim-majority Kyrgyzstan on Monday cancelled an international football match with Myanmar over "a potential terror act", as fears grow for the Southeast Asian country's Rohingya Muslims. At least 87,000 Muslims have arrived in Bangladesh after fleeing clashes in Myanmar's Rakhine state, according to the UN. Social media users in Kyrgyzstan had suggested staging a peaceful protest against the violence in Buddhist-dominated Myanmar ahead of Tuesday's Asian Cup qualifying match. "The match was cancelled…

Turkish cargo jet crash kills at least 37 in Kyrgyzstan

ANKARA: A Turkish cargo jet crashed near Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport on Monday, killing at least 37 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land in dense fog, Kyrgyz officials said. According to the airport administration, the plane was supposed to make a stopover at Manas, near the capital city Bishkek, on its way from Hong Kong to Istanbul. It crashed when trying to land in poor visibility at 7:31 a.m. (08:31 p.m. ET). The doomed plane plowed for a few hundred meters…

CPEC has potential to bring SCO closer: Sartaj Aziz

BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN: Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz on Thursday underlined that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has the potential to serve as a vital link that would bring the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) a step close to achieve its vision of peace, security and economic integration in the region and beyond. Aziz, while commenting during the 15th Heads of Government’s Council of the SCO, underlined the importance of regional connectivity for peace, stability and economic progress. He stated…

Kyrgyzstan forms new government amid constitution row

BISHKEK: Kyrgyzstan formed a new government on Thursday following the collapse of the ruling coalition last week amid a row over a controversial constitutional referendum next month. The previous government unravelled last week after President Almazbek Atambayev's Social Democratic Party quit the ruling coalition. Atambayev faces fierce criticism over the December 11 vote to reform the constitution, with opponents accusing him of trying to extend his control over the country. His single six-year term in office ends…