Kazakh KazTransOil sees growth in oil transportation to refineries


ASTANA: The volume of oil transportation to oil refineries in Kazakhstan through the main oil pipeline system of KazTransOil amounted to 4.327 million tons of oil, Trend reports.

According to KazTransOil’s data, compared to the same period in 2023, the volume of oil transportation increased by 27,000 tons.

Thus, 1.414 million tons were supplied to the Atyrau oil refinery, 1.36 million tons were supplied to PetroKazakhstan Oil Products, 1.458 million tons were supplied to Pavlodar Petrochemical Plant, and 95,000 tons were supplied to CASPI BITUM.

Meanwhile, KazTransOil transported 11.379 million tons of oil separately through its main oil pipeline system from January through March 2024. Compared to the same period in 2023, the volume of oil transportation increased by 1.03 million tons.

Furthermore, the volume of oil transportation separately through the main oil pipeline system of Kazakhstan’s KazTransOil amounted to 44.188 million tons of oil, which is 3.532 million tons more than in 2022.

Source: Tren
d News Agency

Uzbekistan, EBRD adopt new partnership strategy


TASHKENT: Uzbekistan and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) adopted a new partnership strategy in small and medium business, women’s entrepreneurship, alternative energy, digital technologies, and others, Trend reports.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev in a meeting with a delegation of the EBRD headed by its President Odile Renaud-Basso discussed this strategy and underlined Uzbekistan and the EBRD’s highest degree of relations, as well as their close and fruitful work in recent years.

Furthermore, it was noted that, the Bank is working to prepare state-owned firms for privatization, has completed key deals in the banking and financial sectors, and is upgrading the regulatory framework in green energy, transportation infrastructure, ecology, and other critical areas.

The president of Uzbekistan emphasized the importance of the preparation and implementation of new projects in the fields of water supply, energy, road infrastructure, and the and the development of green cit
ies.

The sides also discussed the agenda of the forthcoming meeting of the Foreign Investors Council.

As of February 29, the current loan portfolio of the EBRD projects in Uzbekistan has totaled 2.4 billion euros. In particular, the EBRD’s loan portfolio is calculated for the implementation of 85 projects.

Source: Trend News Agency

Azerbaijan makes important contribution to intercultural dialogue – ISESCO’s CEO


BAKU: Azerbaijan makes an important contribution to building intercultural dialogue, ISESCO’s Director General Salim bin Mohammed AlMalik said during the VI World Forum of Intercultural Dialogue, Trend reports.

He mentioned that the goal of the event is to foster coexistence, peace, and intercultural dialogue among all of the attendees

“Today, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, addressing the event, voiced some extremely motivational remarks and indicated the best paths toward fostering intercultural understanding and peace. The opinions voiced here are appreciated, I think, by everybody in attendance. Dialogue is very important for our future, and without dialogue, we cannot move forward. Our future depends on how we conduct dialogue,’ Mohammed AlMalik added.

The VI World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue has started its work in Baku.

A total of 700 guests from different countries around the world are taking part in the forum on the theme ‘Dialogue for Peace and Global Security: Cooperat
ion and Interaction.’

Besides ministers representing more than 100 countries, the participants include representatives of ministries of culture from 60 countries and 28 international organizations. The forum is scheduled to include ten-panel discussions and four plenary sessions.

The event, organized by the Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan, is held in partnership with reputable international organizations, including the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), UNESCO, ISESCO, and the UN World Tourism Organization.

To note, the aforementioned event began on May 1 and will continue until May 3.

Source: Trend News Agency

Turkmenistan advances economic cooperation with Azerbaijan and Arab countries – MFA


ASHGABAT: Turkmenistan intends to develop economic cooperation with Azerbaijan and Arab countries, Trend reports, referring to the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, this intention was expressed during the participation of the delegation of Turkmenistan headed by Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy Babanyyaz Yalakov at the 3rd Session of the Arab Economic and Cooperation Forum with the Countries of Central Asia and the Republic of Azerbaijan.

During the forum, the Turkmen side stressed the importance of developing trade and economic partnership between the Arab countries, Azerbaijan, and the Central Asian states.

The delegation paid special attention to the areas of trade, industry, transport, energy, and environmental protection as priority areas for enhancing multilateral cooperation.

Furthermore, within the framework of the forum, a meeting was also held with the head of the Department of the Ministry of For
eign Affairs of the State of Qatar, where the two sides discussed the development of bilateral relations in the political, diplomatic, trade, economic, cultural, and humanitarian spheres and drew attention to the importance of exchanging visits at the highest level.

The participants of the conversation also stated that the development of relations between the two countries is facilitated by the holding of cultural days and meetings of the Intergovernmental Turkmen-Qatari Commission.

Meanwhile, the 3rd Session of the Arab Economic and Cooperation Forum with the Countries of Central Asia and the Republic of Azerbaijan was held in Doha, Qatar, from April 29-30, 2024.

During his speech at the forum, Secretary-General of the League of Arab States Ahmed Aboul Gheit stressed the interconnection of the Arab region, Central Asia and Azerbaijan, noting their common geographical, civilizational and cultural ties.

Source: Trend News Agency

Azerbaijan uses novel technologies for infrastructure projects – Ecology Minister


BAKU: Azerbaijan applies advanced technologies in industrial cities’ infrastructure projects, modernization is carried out at large industrial enterprises, Azerbaijani Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources, COP29 President Mukhtar Babayev said during the “Sustainable Path to a Green Future: Joint Actions at COP29 and Beyond” panel discussion held within the 6th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku, Trend reports.

He stated that initiatives are being conducted to upgrade the nation’s car park and encourage the adoption of ecologically friendly automobiles in order to reduce transportation-related emissions.

“Special benefits are offered for electric and hybrid automobiles, along with a diverse approach to importing vehicles based on their manufacture dates,” the minister said.

To note, the 6th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue has kicked off in Baku.

A total of 700 guests from around the globe are convening for the forum centered on the theme “Dialogue for Peace and Global Security: Cooper
ation and Interconnectivity.”

Among the diverse participants hailing from over 100 nations, ministerial figures and representatives from the cultural ministries of 60 countries, along with 28 international organizations, will be in attendance. The agenda includes 10 panel discussions and four plenary sessions.

This significant event, organized by the Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan, is a collaborative effort with esteemed international bodies such as the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), UNESCO, ICESCO, and the UN World Tourism Organization.

The event is set to run from May 1 through 3.

Source: Trend News Agency

Azerbaijani gymnasts to perform at European Rhythmic Gymnastics Cup in Baku


BAKU: Azerbaijani gymnasts Zohra Aghamirova and Kamilla Seyidzade will compete at the European Cup in rhythmic gymnastics in Baku, Trend reports, referring to the Azerbaijani Gymnastics Federation.

Zohra Aghamirova and Kamilla Seyidzade will participate in senior-level individual performances.

To note, the European Cup on Rhythmic Gymnastics will be held on May 3-5 at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku. Competitions will be distinguished by a novel format. The European Cup in rhythmic gymnastics will feature representatives from 37 countries worldwide.

Source: Trend News Agency

Uzbekistan, Trkiye discuss implementation of investment projects in various spheres


TASHKENT: Uzbekistan and Trkiye discussed the implementation of large investment projects in energy, mining, food, textiles, and other priority sectors, Trend reports.

The matter was reviewed at a meeting between President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev with the delegation of Trkiye headed by Vice President Cevdet Yilmaz, who arrived in the country to participate in the Third Tashkent International Investment Forum.

The sides talked about the topical issues of further expansion of Uzbek-Turkish relations through comprehensive strategic partnership and multifaceted cooperation.

Both parties emphasized the ongoing intensive contacts at all levels and noted the growing volume of trade turnover, joint projects and enterprises, and frequency of direct flights.

The officials paid attention to the preparation of the agenda for the forthcoming regular meeting of the high-level Strategic Cooperation Council, the formation of a new portfolio of cooperation projects, and the program of cultural and humanitarian ex
change.

Meanwhile, trade turnover volume between Uzbekistan and Trkiye amounted to $656.3 million from January through March 2024.

Source: Trend News Agency

Humanity needs to find solutions to challenges it faces – Libyan Minister of Culture


BAKU: Humanity must find solutions to the challenges it faces, Minister of Culture of Libya Mabrouka Togi said during the 5th ministerial meeting on the theme “Harmony in Diversity: Fostering Intercultural Dialogue for a Global Cultural Renaissance” held within the 6th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Baku, Trend reports.

“The world is currently experiencing a period of turmoil, impacting the peace and security of all nations.

Promoting intercultural dialogue and understanding will help humanity handle the difficulties it faces,” she said.

To note, the 6th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue has kicked off in Baku.

A total of 700 guests from around the globe are convening for the forum centered on the theme “Dialogue for Peace and Global Security: Cooperation and Interconnectivity.”

Among the diverse participants hailing from over 100 nations, ministerial figures and representatives from the cultural ministries of 60 countries, along with 28 international organizations, will be in attendance. T
he agenda includes 10 panel discussions and four plenary sessions.

This significant event, organized by the Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan, is a collaborative effort with esteemed international bodies such as the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), UNESCO, ICESCO, and the UN World Tourism Organization.

Source: Trend News Agency