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Legal Status of Caspian Sea Legal Issues

 Legal Status of Caspian Sea Introduction The Caspian Sea is the biggest enclosed body of water on Earth, having an even larger area than that of the American Great Lakes or that of Lake Victoria in East Africa. The length of the

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Caspian Sea Region: Legal Issues Legal Issues

CASPIAN SEA ISSUES Questions surrounding the legal status of the Caspian Sea have hindered--but not stopped--further development of the Sea's mineral resources. Since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 led to the independence of three new countries

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Walking the line Energy

Plans for a new Euro-Caspian pipeline will solidify the west's dependence on fossil fuels and authoritarian regimes. This new documentary shows why we should stop and think. “Of course we need a different energy model,” Alberto Santoro states emphatically. “It is

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Once more on the Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline Energy

Diplomatic attention has intensified on the project of the Trans-Caspian Gas Pipeline (TCGP) while both obstacles to and incentives for its realization increase. Turkmenistan's commitment to the project may be inferred from the finally completed construction of its East-West Pipeline

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Azerbaijan’s SOCAR reviving Iran deals Energy

Azerbaijan’s state oil firm SOCAR says it is looking to revive trade with Iran as the two neighbors are strengthening relations after the lifting of sanctions on the Islamic Republic.  Azeri President Ilham Aliyev arrived in Tehran on Tuesday to

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Turkey looks to boost trade ties with Kazakhstan Investment

Turkish Economy Minister Mustafa Elitas has said the Middle Corridor, a proposed transportation network extending from the Caspian Sea through Turkey and Azerbaijan to Central Asia and China, will boost economic recovery in the region, Anadolu agency reported. Addressing the 9th

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Baku to host Caspian – Black Sea Agrarian Congress Agriculture

Baku, AZERTAC One of the most significant events of the agricultural sector, Caspian and Black Sea Agrarian Congress will take place in Baku, on April 12-13. The all-Ukrainian public organization Ukrainian Grain Association and the information-analytical agency APK-Inform are the Congress organizers. Organizational

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Iran, Russia eye oil & gas swap Energy

By Khalid Kazimov – Trend: Iran and Russia are capable of swapping oil and gas, says Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh. At a meeting with Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak in Tehran, Zanganeh said that expansion of cooperation with Russia is

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Ashgabat, Prague eyeing expanded partnership Investment

By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend: Turkmenistan and the Czech Republic discussed the expansion of cooperation and the possibility of partnership in the fuel and energy industry, transportation and communications sectors, read a Turkmen government message, released March 18. These discussions took place

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Russian interest in East Med and Cyprus gas Energy

In a week that saw Russia pulling some of its armed forces out of Syria and signs of increasing cooperation between Russia and the US in the region, it is important to examine Russian interest in energy, and particularly gas,

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WB to discuss Absheron lakes clean up Environment

Trend: The World Bank’s (WB) Board of Directors will discuss the “Absheron Lakes Cleanup and Rehabilitation” project on July 18, 2017, said the WB. The estimated cost of the project is $100 million, $85 million of which are

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Turkmenistan eyes developing fuel and energy complex Energy

Energy-rich Turkmenistan will continue to realize programs and projects envisaging further development, modernization and diversification of the national fuel and energy complex. Such an instruction was given by President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov at the recent meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, the

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Baku to host Int'l Food Industry Expo Investment

WorldFood Azerbaijan 2016, one of the most important and significant events in the region’s food industry, will take place from May 19-21 at Baku Expo Center. Over the years, the exhibition has established itself as a leading event in

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Doha oil meeting helpful, yet not ideal Energy

The upcoming Doha meeting on oil production will yield positive results on prices, yet it is far from an ideal move, said Mohammad Ali Khatibi, former Iranian representative in OPEC. The reason is that the meeting is going to focus on

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China Gets Winning Formula For Silk Road Railway Investment

Summary China agreed to help Iran building a railway which will form part of China's High Speed Silk Road Railway. China has a winning SRR formula: dual-Usage bullet train technology and irresistible co-operation terms. When SRR completed, freight train from China can reach

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Azerbaijan, Iran to build border railway bridge Investment

Trend: Azerbaijan, Iran and Russia attach great importance to the transport corridors passing through these countries, and in particular the railway networks, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said. He made the remarks at a press conference following the trilateral meeting of the

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Caspian Sea littoral states eye economic cooperation Investment

Caspian Sea littoral states eye economic cooperation Trend: Deputy foreign ministers of the Caspian Sea littoral states have discussed expansion of economic cooperation at a meeting in Baku, an Iranian deputy foreign minister said. The Islamic Republic of Iran believes in the

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Int'l Caspian Oil&Gas; Expo scheduled for June Energy

Int'l Caspian Oil&Gas Expo scheduled for June Caspian Oil&Gas 2016, the 23rd international exhibition and conference, the largest energy sector event in the Caspian region, will take place from 1-4 June 2016 at Baku Expo Center. As a recognised international platform

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Azerbaijan invites U.S. companies to Baku-based FTZ Investment

Azerbaijan invites U.S. companies to Baku-based FTZ Azerbaijan has invited the U.S. Agency for International Development and other organizations to participate in the establishment of a free trade zone in the Alat settlement of Baku. Azerbaijan's Economy and Industry Minister Shahin

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Caspian tiger Ecosystem

  The Caspian tiger (Panthera tigris virgata), also known as the Hyrcanian tiger, the Mazandaran tiger, the Persian tiger and the Turan tiger, is an extinct tiger subspecies that had been recorded in the wild until the early 1970s, and formerly

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Master of its domains Investment

Master of its domains Much is made about the importance of oil to the Russian economy, but Russia is a global energy powerhouse that’s much more than a petro-state By Scott L Montgomery Russia is not what you think. Most

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U.S. calls for strong economic ties with Azerbaijan Investment

U.S. calls for strong economic ties with Azerbaijan The U.S. State Department has voiced the necessity to strengthen the economic ties between Baku and Washington. "We discussed the issues related to trade, finances, agriculture, combating corruption," Kurt Tong, the Principal Deputy

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Turkmenistan intensifies development of Caspian Sea shelf Energy

Turkmenistan intensifies development of Caspian Sea shelf Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has given instructions regarding the development of hydrocarbon resources in the country's Caspian Sea shelf, read a message from Turkmenistan's government. This issue was discussed during the meeting of the

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Karabakh conflict discussed in Tokyo Political and military events

Karabakh conflict discussed in Tokyo The Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, as well as further developments of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Japan was high on the agenda of the annual meeting of the Inter-parliamentary Friendship League. Addressing the event, Gursel Ismayilzade, Azerbaijan’s Ambassador

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Baku Higher Oil School to organize int’l conference Energy

Baku Higher Oil School to organize int’l conference On 25-28 April, 2016, BHOS and UK-based Confidence Capital company with the support of SOCAR will jointly organize international practical conference on 'Caspian Basin and Central Asia: Trade, Logistics, Oil Processing and

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Turkmenistan to host int’l gas congress in May Energy

Turkmenistan to host int’l gas congress in May   The seventh International Gas Congress of Turkmenistan is planned to be held May 19-20, 2016 at 'Avaza' national tourist zone, the event organizer Turkmengaz state concern announced. The forum will bring together around

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Empty Gazpromises Energy

Empty Gazpromises Much of the debate concerning the Nord Stream II pipeline centres on whether the project should be seen as a commercial undertaking, or as an effort to lock in Gazprom’s dominance in Europe and deal a blow to Ukraine. The

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Turkmenistan should focus on developing Caspian oil fields Energy

Turkmenistan should focus on developing Caspian oil fields   Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has emphasized the necessity of accelerating the work on developing the country's large oil and gas fields and paying special attention to the Turkmen sector of the Caspian

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No Way Out Ecosystem

No Way Out The fate of the Caspian seal may have been decided five million years ago. The smallest earless seal on Earth, Pusa caspica, is the only mammal in the Caspian Sea. It is atop the aquatic food chain in this

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Gazprom executives to visit Tehran Energy

Gazprom executives to visit Tehran A 30-strong delegation of Russia’s Gazprom Company, the world’s largest gas exporter, will soon travel to Tehran to launch fresh round of talks with Iran. Headed by Deputy Chairman of Gazprom's Board

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EU eyes Turkmenistan as potential gas supplier Energy

EU eyes Turkmenistan as potential gas supplier European countries view hydrocarbon-rich Turkmenistan as one of the main suppliers of natural gas. The remark was made by Head of the OSCE Center in Ashgabat Ivo Petrov during the meeting with Turkmen President

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Int’l gas congress opens in Turkmenistan Energy

Int’l gas congress opens in Turkmenistan   Opening of the 7th international Turkmenistan Gas Congress 2016 (TGC 2016) has been held at the congress center of Turkmenistan's Avaza. The organizers of the event are Turkmengaz state concern and the British Summit Trade

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Azerbaijan and China: Greater integration Investment

Azerbaijan and China: Greater integration Rapidly expanding trade and nascent investment promise stronger links between China, the world’s second largest economy, and Azerbaijan, an energy rich country on the Caspian basin. Economic ties between Azerbaijan and China play a large role

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EBRD Mulls SGC Loan Energy

EBRD Mulls SGC Loan EBRD Mulls SGC Loan The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is ready to support the southern gas corridor (SGC) project, its president Suma Chakrabarti told reporters in Baku May 25. Chakrabarti said the EBRD has firmly committed

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ARETI shows interest in further cooperation with Turkmenistan Investment

ARETI shows interest in further cooperation with Turkmenistan   ARETI International Group of companies is interested in joining projects implemented in different spheres of Turkmenistan’s economy. During his meeting with President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Chairman of the ARETI International Group of Companies Igor

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In Iran, Modi projects Vajpayee’s vision Investment

In Iran, Modi projects Vajpayee’s vision The quantum leap for Indian diplomacy that was the Chabahar agreement, was seeded by NDA1 and nurtured by NDA2, while the two UPA administrations in between failed to make much progress The recent agreement between

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Georgia Plans for Energy Overhaul Energy

Georgia Plans for Energy Overhaul   Georgia is looking to win formal approval to join Europe's Energy community this October, making the country a more competitive location and partner for energy projects, the Georgian government said June 9. In a wide-ranging presentation, which

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In Iran, Modi projects Vajpayee’s vision Investment

In Iran, Modi projects Vajpayee’s vision   The recent agreement between Iran, Afghanistan and India to build the Chabahar port on the Iranian coast and link it with the existing rail and road network and related industrial corridor into

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Azerbaijan – Oriental Express Hub? Energy

Azerbaijan – Oriental Express Hub?    With the first Mumbai-to-Moscow train scheduled to chug through Azerbaijan this August, railways seem set to become the new oil for the Caspian Sea nation.   Better known for a wealth of energy and

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Caspian Overview: Azerbaijan Talks with Gazprom Energy

Caspian Overview: Azerbaijan Talks with Gazprom Azerbaijan’s energy monpoly Socar produced 5.4% less gas in the first five months of the year than in the same period of 2015. Output stood at 2.65bn m3, according to Socar’s latest figures, of

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Iran, Azerbaijan discuss cultural ties cultural

Iran, Azerbaijan discuss cultural ties   The Republic of Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to Iran Bunyad Huseynov met Iran’s Minister of Culture Ali Jannati to discuss bilateral issues of concern. There are several cultural points that the two countries share, such as the poems

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Illegal banking activity ceased in Azerbaijan Investment

Parabank’s Sumgayit branch was operating outside the branch without proper permit for the activity. A structural division under Parabank JSC’s Sumgayit branch was revealed in Azerbaijan as a result of the monitoring conducted by the country’s Financial Market Supervisory

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Iran, Russia reach new banking agreement Investment

Iran, Russia reach new banking agreement   Officials of Iranian and Russian central banks have reached an accord over launching broker relationships between Russia’s major banks and their Iranian counterparts. On the sidelines of the XXV International Financial

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Sukhoi Su-30 Political and military events

Sukhoi Su-30   The Sukhoi Su-30 (Cyrillic: Сухой Су-30; NATO reporting name: Flanker-C) is a twin-engine, two-seat supermaneuverable fighter aircraft developed by Russia's Sukhoi Aviation Corporation. It is a multirole fighter for all-weather, air-to-air and air-to-surface deep interdiction missions. The

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Time travel in Mideast History

Time travel in Mideast   ‘Wars are won in peace’ In addition to grain, survival of the Romans also heavily depended upon the availability of spices. Fortunately or unfortunately, like the present day oil, the Middle East then had some ‘Arabian

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Heavy water marketed in EU, US science

Heavy water marketed in EU, US   Head of AEOI has said his organization has faced little difficulty in marketing heavy water produced during its nuclear activity, with EU and US being the major customers of Iran’s heavy water.

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Europe works on Turkmen gas import Energy

Europe works on Turkmen gas import   The European Commission is following and implementing the Ashgabat declaration from 2015 on energy cooperation with Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Turkey, a source in the European Commission told Trend. Within the implementation of this declaration the

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Iran, Russia want broader ICT cooperation science

Iran, Russia want broader ICT cooperation   Iran and Russia have called for stronger measures to promote cooperation in the area of telecommunications and cyberspace. This was expressed in a meeting between Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud

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Russia pushing North-South route to reality Investment

Russia pushing North-South route to reality   Russia says it has presented a plan to Iran which envisages establishing a unified transport company with India to operate along the emerging North-South Transport Corridor (NSTC) – an ambitious intercontinental multi-modal route

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Russian industrial giant seals deal with Iran Investment

Russian industrial giant seals deal with Iran   Russia’s Technopromexport has become the country’s first enterprise to win a major industrial deal from Iran after the removal of the sanctions against the country.  Technopromexport, part of Russia's

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Russian, Iranian nuclear officials hold talks science

Russian, Iranian nuclear officials hold talks    Nikolai Spassky, Rosatom’s deputy head, and Iranian nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi on Wednesday discussed ways to accelerate implementation of joint nuclear projects in Iran, including construction of new nuclear power plants

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Iran, Russia map out rival to Suez Canal Investment

Iran, Russia map out rival to Suez Canal   The International North-South Transport Corridor (NSTC), a multi-model route to link India and the Middle East to the Caucasus, Central Asia and Europe, is being nurtured for significantly reducing costs and travel time

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Iran, Azerbaijan ink 6 MoUs in Baku Investment

Iran, Azerbaijan ink 6 MoUs in Baku The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan signed six memoranda of understanding in Baku on Sun. to further deepen ties between the two countries. In the ceremony

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Russian shipyard to cooperate with Azerbaijan Investment

Russian shipyard to cooperate with Azerbaijan   Russian shipyard Red Sormovo, which is a member of a group of companies "Sea and oil & gas projects" (MNP group), intends to expand partnership with Azerbaijan. Representatives of the MNP group management took part in

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Kazak president to visit Baku Political and military events

Kazak president to visit Baku   Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev will visit Azerbaijan, Serbia, Armenia and a number of other countries in 2016. Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov announced about this at a briefing on August 17, RIA Novosti reported. In June, Idrissov

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Russia holds tender for Iran power plant job Energy

Russia holds tender for Iran power plant job   Russia has announced a tender for the development of a key thermal power plant in Iran thus taking the project it was awarded last year one more step toward materialization.  Russia’s media

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Socar Joins New Adriatic Pipe Project Energy

Socar Joins New Adriatic Pipe Project   Four western Balkans nations signed a memorandum of understanding with Azerbaijan state Socar on co-operation on building the Ionian Adriatic pipeline (IAP) on the sidelines of a Dubrovnik forum 25-26 August. The

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Turkmenistan seeks to deliver its hydrocarbons to West Energy

Turkmenistan seeks to deliver its hydrocarbons to West   Turkmenistan, an energy-rich Central Asian nation with abundant hydrocarbon reserves, is keen to diversify the routes of its gas export. Being the sixth in the world for the volume of natural gas reserves, the

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Is Putin the new Stalin? Political and military events

Is Putin the new Stalin? ‘Tom’ thinks Vladimir Putin is the new Josef Stalin. As he’s never been to Russia, his views surely reflect the power of a Western media narrative which continuously demonizes the Russian President. Last week, an optician from

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China, Kazakhstan eye implementation of joint projects Investment

China, Kazakhstan eye implementation of joint projects   China and Kazakhstan, the two strategic partners, are planning to implement some 51 joint projects in different spheres of Kazakhstan’s economy, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev announced about this following his working visit to

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Turkmenistan discussing Caspian Sea agreements Legal Issues

Turkmenistan discussing Caspian Sea agreements   Another meeting of the Turkmen Interdepartmental Commission on the Caspian Sea was held in Ashgabat, the Turkmen government said Sept. 6. According to the message, the draft agreements on trade and economic cooperation among the Caspian-littoral

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Cuba to seek oil imports from Russia, Iran Energy

Cuba to seek oil imports from Russia, Iran   Cuba is looking to Russia and Iran to make up for dwindling oil supplies from close ally Venezuela. The island is keen to replenish oil supplies as it works to revive foreign tourism

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Iran central part of Silk Road Investment

Iran central part of Silk Road   Austrian President of International Institute for Peace (IIP) has said Chinese effort to revive classical Silk Road is unlikely to incite animosity from European countries. Payman Yazdani of Mehr News International

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Government to stimulate tourism industry Tourism

Government to stimulate tourism industry   Azerbaijan located in the junction of two world civilizations, is a miraculous country with its rich natural resources, and ancient culture, history and people, whose lifestyle presents a unique and harmonious combination of the traditions

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Russia Ups Oil Output Ahead of OPEC Meeting Energy

Russia Ups Oil Output Ahead of OPEC Meeting Russia Ups Oil Output Ahead of OPEC Meeting Russia could soon become the world’s biggest oil producer if it continues pumping oil at levels not seen since Soviet times. Russian Energy Ministry data shows that

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Iran, Russia to build 4 thermal power plants Energy

Iran, Russia to build 4 thermal power plants   Iran and Russia authorities have emphasized implementation of the Green Corridor customs and the need to finalize the contract for construction of four thermal power plants. Iran's Ambassador to

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Azerbaijan, BP to continue realizing joint projects Energy

Azerbaijan, BP to continue realizing joint projects   Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company and British BP seek to continue implementation of joint projects in the Caspian Sea.   The realization of joint projects by the two companies, as well as the current level of

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Putin and Berdimuhamedov meet in Moscow Investment

Today, the Russian President Vladimir Putin met with the Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in Moscow. The two leaders discussed key issues of bilateral cooperation and exchange views on important regional issues during the talks. Russian President noted that

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UAE interested in Azerbaijani products Investment

IIKSS - To promote the national brands in Dubai, Azerbaijan's export mission visited the United Arab Emirates recently. The delegation included representatives of 20 companies engaged in manufacture of natural juices, mineral beverages, agricultural products, meat and meat

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Baku, Astana mull legal status of Caspian Sea Legal Issues

IIKSS - Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan have held consultations on the legal status of the Caspian Sea in Baku. Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov represented Azerbaijan, while ambassador-at-large at the Foreign Ministry Zulfiya Amanzholova attended the consultations on behalf

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Tehran, Baku Boost Transport, Trade Ties Investment

IIKSS - Iran and Azerbaijan are boosting trade and transportation ties, following the new agreements reached during a joint intergovernmental commission held in Baku and Nakhchivan last week. The two sides agreed to reduce transit fees to $100

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Azerbaijan, Iran discuss cooperation Investment

IIKSS- Azerbaijan`s Minister of Economy Shahin Mustafayev has met Chairman of Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran Valiollah Seif. They discussed cooperation in financial field. The sides also exchanged views on the current state of cooperation

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Afghanistan, Turkmenistan Discuss TAPI Project Energy

IIKSS-  Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his Turkmenian counterpart, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov have discussed on the phone implementation of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project. Both the leaders on Thursday also discussed further development of bilateral relations and regional

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Azerbaijan Delegation Attends Joint Business Forum Investment

IIKSS- Azerbaijan’s Minister of Economy Shahin Mustafayev entered Ardebil Province in northwest Iran on Wednesday to take part in a business forum. Heading a 50-member economic delegation, the minister discussed ways of expanding transactions with Iran, particularly in

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Iran means business Investment

IIKSS- A team at International Research Networks (IRN) organised an excellent Iran Business Symposium on Feb. 21+23, 2017, at the Renaissance Hotel in Amsterdam. It was attended by Switzerland, Germany, Turkey, Italy, and many other EU countries and

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Iran means business Investment

IIKSS- A team at International Research Networks (IRN) organised an excellent Iran Business Symposium on Feb. 21+23, 2017, at the Renaissance Hotel in Amsterdam. It was attended by Switzerland, Germany, Turkey, Italy, and many other EU countries and

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Delegation of Russian Navy arrives to Azerbaijan cultural

IIKSS- A delegation of the General Command of the Russian Navy has arrived in Azerbaijan, where together with colleagues will discuss preparations for the organization and conduct of the "Sea Cup-2017" contests, RIA Novosti reported citing the Russian

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