Central Asian leaders like to point to economic growth rates as confirmation of their sage rule. And while the region’s GDP growth has been impressive in recent years, this figure does not tell the whole story. As an aggregate measure of total output, GDP does not account for how equitable development is; or how effective economic growth is in lifting the vulnerable out of poverty.
Iran and Kyrgyzstan vowed that bilateral trade will exponentially increase in the near future mainly because of Iran’s decision to launch a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU), a major trade bloc in which Kyrgyzstan is a member.
Iran and Kyrgyzstan have vowed that bilateral trade would exponentially increase in the near future mainly because of Iran’s decision to launch a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), a major trade bloc where Kyrgyzstan is a member.
Kyrgyzstan’s former president Almazbek Atambayev, who was detained in a raid on his residence in Bishkek last week, was plotting to overthrow the government, according to the head of the Central Asian country’s security services.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with the UN political affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo, discussing a host of issues, including the latest developments in the Middle East region and the world.
Kyrgyzstan’s parliament voted to express no confidence in the government of Prime Minister Sapar Isakov on Thursday amid an apparent power struggle between the president and a leader of the ruling party.
Kyrgyzstan's President Almazbek Atambayev has signed a parliamentary resolution to refuse $100 million in aid from oil-rich neighbor Kazakhstan amid an escalating spat between the two Central Asian countries.