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Fresh oil explorations in Caspian Sea Energy

TEHRAN, Jun. 24 (MNA) – A trilateral agreement has returned exploration teams of the Oil Ministry to Caspian Sea blocks. The first oil field in Caspian Sea deep waters was discovered four years ago;

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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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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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THE HISTORY OF THE CASPIAN SEA History

The Caspian Sea is situated on the border of Europe and Asia. It is bordered with the Russian Federation, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Iran. The Caspian is the largest inland body of water in the world. Since the ancient

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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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Iran’s Rights in the Caspian Legal Issues

Hoshang Tale, Ph D (Economics), Consultant Economist & Researcher Before Peter the Great (1682- 1752) played his political games in the Caspian region, this Sea was under the sole control of Iran and was known as the Sea of Mazandaran after

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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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Turkmen parliament adopts trading activity law Legal Issues

Trend: Parliament of Turkmenistan approved and adopted the bill “On Trading Activity”, according to the Turkmen government’s message issued March 28. The bill was passed at a parliament meeting, during which the MPs stressed that systematic work on creation of goods surplus

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Zoology Institute announces about new discoveries Ecosystem

Director of the Zoology Institute of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS) Ilham Alekperov spoke about new discoveries and breakthroughs in this field while talking to Day.Az. “Activity of the Zoology Institute covers all issues related to the fauna of

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Kashagan to expand and extend first production stage Investment

ASTANA – The Kashagan development project operator – North Caspian Operating Company (NCOC) – is planning to substantially expand and extend the first production stage – the Experimental Programme (EP). The operator company has developed an AEP project – Additional

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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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SOCAR commissions well in Caspian Sea Energy

Trend: Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR will additionally produce over 6,900 tons of oil and 6.2 million cubic meters of gas a day thanks to the commissioning of a well at the offshore Oil Rocks field after the well has been

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Iran to start issuing electronic visas by 2017 Tourism

Iran will start issuing electronic visas for foreign tourists by the end of 2016, Masoud Soltanifar, Iran’s vice-president said. Soltanifar, who heads Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization, added that Tehran also pursues the issue of mutual visa waiver with

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SOCAR hopes major oil contract to be prolonged soon Energy

Trend: Azerbaijan’s state oil company SOCAR continues talks with its partners on signing a contract to continue the development of Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli (ACG) block of oil and gas fields and hopes for speedy solution of this issue, says SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev. An

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Iran’s oil, condensate export surpasses 2 mbpd Energy

Iran’s oil export has recently surpassed two million barrels per day, the country’s oil minister, Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said. “The country now is exporting over two million barrels of gas condensates and crude oil per day,” Zanganeh said, Mehr news agency

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SOCAR attracts additional funds from IBA Energy

SOCAR, the state energy company of Azerbaijan attracts 200 million manats ($131.7 million) from the International Bank of Azerbaijan (IBA) for 2016. The funds that SOCAR will get is the next tranche of loans allocated for the drilling works in the

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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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Fishing for vital company knowledge Fishing

Fishing for vital company knowledge   Large building projects are delayed by all sorts of issues — money, employees who lack the right skills, public sentiment. But sometimes it is fish spawn, or great-crested newts. The deliverer of such bad news might

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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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Turkmenistan advancing on South Asian gas market Energy

Turkmenistan advancing on South Asian gas market Trend: Despite skepticism of some experts regarding the progress of construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project, which dates back to 2010, the deal started rolling. The State Concern 'Turkmengaz',

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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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Gazprom and ENI to step up cooperation Energy

Gazprom and ENI to step up cooperation Following the success of the Blue Stream project, ''cooperation between Gazprom and ENI will be increased further'', Russian energy minister Aleksander Novak told ANSA in an exclusive interview. ''A series of documents

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ECO-Caspian energy transition through gas Energy

ECO-Caspian energy transition through gas The oil price slide since mid-2014 has severely constrained economic growth and investment in the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) & Caspian region. Despite this, regional governments nevertheless expect an improved market climate &

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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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Turkmenistan, Italy studying joint projects Energy

Turkmenistan, Italy studying joint projects Trend: Turkmenistan and Italy have great opportunities to diversify the cooperation and implement joint projects in various spheres, says the Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. He made the remarks during a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, read

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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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Turkmenistan-EU joint project on energy efficiency Energy

Turkmenistan-EU joint project on energy efficiency Turkmenistan and the European Union have launched a joint project on the implementation of strategies for sustainable development in Turkmenistan to help the country in the rational use of natural resources and energy, newspaper

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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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Craze for LNG Energy

Craze for LNG Pricing policy of only one man, John D. Rockefeller, led to a decrease in the cost of kerosene in the US oil products' market of the late 19th century from 26 cents to eight cents per gallon

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Russia Renewable Energy Report Energy

Russia Renewable Energy Report Other than large hydroelectric plants in Russia, all other forms of renewable energy accounts for less than 1% of power generation capacity. These metrics come from Russia Direct, which reports when it comes to wind, solar and

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SOCAR commissions new platform in Caspian Sea Energy

SOCAR commissions new platform in Caspian Sea Azerbaijan's state oil company SOCAR completed the construction of the new deep-water platform #6 at the Bulla Deniz gas field in the Caspian Sea and commissioned it, reads a SOCAR message issued May

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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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Renewable Energy Report For Russia Energy

Renewable Energy Report For Russia Other than large hydroelectric plants in Russia, all other forms of renewable energy account for less than 1% of power generation capacity. Moscow-shutterstock_400971697-1-600x381These metrics come from Russia Direct, which reports when it comes to wind, solar

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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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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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Next Big Travel Destination: Iran? Tourism

Next Big Travel Destination: Iran? Global hotel companies are establishing new beachheads in Iran, betting that lifted sanctions against the Middle East nation will spark a jump in tourism and business travel after decades of economic isolation. Spanish operator Melia

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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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Zero tariff for 8 Iranian export products Investment

Zero tariff for 8 Iranian export products   Based on an agreement between Tehran and Eurasian Economic Union, the exports tariff for Iran to export eight products to EEU members was eliminated. EEU includes Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and

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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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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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Azerbaijan realizes profitable railway projects Investment

Azerbaijan realizes profitable railway projects   Azerbaijan and Iran are considering three options for financing construction of the Rasht-Astara (Iran) railway section, Head of Azerbaijan Railways CJSC Javid Gurbanov said while talking to ANS TV channel. Being a part of the North-South

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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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Total Seeks Better Terms for Baku’s No 2 Field Energy

Total Seeks Better Terms for Baku’s No 2 Field   Azerbaijan has extended the deadline for French major Total to submit the development plan for the first phase of the country’s second biggest gas field, Absheron, which contains 350bn m3 of gas

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Iran, Russia in talks over electricity exchange Energy

Iran, Russia in talks over electricity exchange   A new report says Iran and Russia are in final talks over electricity exchange during high seasons. Payam Baqeri, head of Export Committee of the Iranian Power Industry Union, has told the Azerbaijan

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Focus on Caucasian pit viper Ecosystem

Focus on Caucasian pit viper   Vipers are the most efficient poisonous snakes of all. Their long fangs can inject venom deep into a victim. The venom acts mainly on the blood and muscles of the prey. Vipers usually have

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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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Tehran, Kiev after closer trade ties Investment

Tehran, Kiev after closer trade ties   Deputy industry minister, at a meeting with Ukraine’s ambassador to Iran, called for expansion of trade exchanges between Tehran and Kiev. Valiollah Afkhamirad, who heads Iran's Trade Promotion Organization (TPO), voiced

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India and SCO Political and military events

India and SCO India Has More Hoops to Jump for SCO Membership   “I convey our deep sense of gratitude to the members of the SCO for accepting India as a full member,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi told leaders of the Shanghai

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Russia supports Iran’s SCO membership Political and military events

Russia supports Iran’s SCO membership Russian officials have reiterated support for Iran’s membership in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and have emphasized that the process for Iran’s membership in the Organization need to be expedited.   Bakhtiyer Khakimov, Russia’s presidential

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Invasive Species Could Creep into Armstrong Waters Ecosystem

Invasive Species Could Creep into Armstrong Waters   by Jonathan Weaver Boaters traveling along the Allegheny River or traveling to places like Pymatuming State Park in Crawford County this Summer should heed warning: there could be invasive species traveling with you. Biologist Sara Stahlman,

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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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Schneider Electric holds workshop at Baku Higher Oil School

On June 28, Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS) and Schneider Electric started a three day workshop on Contemporary Standards of Process Safety for SOCAR management, engineers and technical employees. During the three separate workshop sessions, the presentations will be made

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Gilan's standardized exports up by 43 percent Investment

Gilan's standardized exports up by 43%     Head of exports quality evaluation office of Gilan Standardization Bureau said that standardized exports showed 43% growth in value in the first three months of the current Iranian calendar year (beginning on March 20).

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IDEA holds next environmental campaign Environment

IDEA Public Union, which is aimed at promoting public awareness of environmental issues, organized another beneficial campaign in the country. This time the public union focused on cleaning the largest river in Transcaucasia -- the Kura, which is of great importance

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IDEA holds next environmental campaign Environment

IDEA holds next environmental campaign   IDEA Public Union, which is aimed at promoting public awareness of environmental issues, organized another beneficial campaign in the country. This time the public union focused on cleaning the largest river in Transcaucasia -- the Kura,

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Caspian Overview: Major Upstream Investment Approved Energy

Caspian Overview: Major Upstream Investment Approved   Kazakhstan and the Chevron-led consortium Tengiz Chevroil (TCO) approved on July 5 a $36.8bn plan to expand the giant Tengiz field, which has 45% of the country’s total production now. The sides plan to increase

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Caspian Energy Grid – London Launch Energy

Caspian Energy Grid – London Launch   The Caspian Sea is the largest enclosed body of water by area and the resources to be found around in and under the Caspian Sea have been disputed for millennia. The issues

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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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Water level rises in Kura Hydrology

Water level rises in Kura   Increase of water level has been observed in Kura River in the past few days. The level of water in Giragkesemen settlement of Kura River increased by 12 cm on August 8. The water consumption holds 113m3/sec in

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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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Trade between Russia & Iran surges 71 percent Investment

 Trade between Russia & Iran surges 71 percent   With the lifting of sanctions, trade turnover between Moscow and Tehran has grown 70.9 percent in year-on-year terms, according to Russia's ambassador to Iran, Levan Dzhagaryan. Since international sanctions against Iran

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Major rise seen in Russia’s trade with Iran Investment

Major rise seen in Russia’s trade with Iran Russia says its trade with Iran has increased by 70.9 percent after the sanctions against the Islamic Republic were removed earlier this year. Russia’s Ambassador to Tehran Levan Dzhagaryan was quoted

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August 12 marks Day of Caspian Sea cultural

August 12 marks Day of Caspian Sea   August 12 marks the Day of the Caspian Sea, the largest land-locked body of water on earth. The Framework Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Caspian Sea, also known as

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Russian university develops unique implants science

Russian university develops unique implants   National University of Science and Technology MISIS has developed a new method to produce ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene implants intended to replace bone tissue defects in humans and animals. The new implant

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Turkey and the Energy Transit Question Energy

 Turkey and the Energy Transit Question   For foreign and security policy analysts, pipelines tend to be the entry point into the world of energy. Pipelines create dependencies between countries, pipelines stay for decades, and pipelines have a highly symbolic political value. In

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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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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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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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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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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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Azerbaijan, Russia eye to expand flights network Tourism

Azerbaijan and Russia intend to expand the network of flights, which are currently carried out in six directions between the two countries, Head of the International Cooperation Department of the Federal Agency for Tourism of Russia Valery Korovin

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Ashgabat, Kuala Lumpur to expand business ties Investment

IIKSS- Turkmenistan and Malaysia aim at enhancing of the mutually beneficial cooperation in trade, energy sector, as well as petrochemical, gas chemical, textile, food sectors, the Turkmen state news agency (TDH) reported. Meanwhile, the Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov

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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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Dubai hosts Kazakhstan trade mission Investment

IIKSS - Dubai hosted a trade mission of Kazakhstani producers organized by the Kazakh Agency for Export and Investment KAZNEX INVEST, Ministry for Investments and Development of Kazakhstan, and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Dubai with

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The participants of international forum, organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, highly estimate creative character of neutral status of our country Political and military events

IIKSS - International theoretical and practical conference “The Neutrality of Turkmenistan and International Practice: New Achievements of Cooperation for Stable Development” was held in the conference hall of the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign

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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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French author visits Azerbaijan`s Parliament cultural

IIKSS - French author Gerard Cardon, who plans to write a book about Azerbaijani women, has today met Deputy Speaker of Azerbaijan`s Parliament, chairperson of the parliamentary committee on human rights Bahar Muradova. Bahar Muradova hailed development of

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