Speeches & Statements

22.11.2017: Statement by the Members of the ECFA Advisory Council on the Iran Nuclear Deal

22.11.2017: The Astana Times article – “Kazakh, British foreign ministers agree to greater transit, Silk Road cooperation”

15.11.2017: Politique Internationale article by Dr. Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Chair of the ECFA Advisory Council – “Europe and Kazakhstan – Partnerships and Prospects” (French version)

13.11.2017: The Astana Times article – “Experts say Kazakhstan’s European aspirations merit support, recognition”

09.11.2017: The Diplomat article – “Central Asia’s Road to Prosperity Runs Through a Peaceful Afghanistan”

03.11.2017: Statement by the Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the outcomes of the seventh round of the Astana Process on Syria

03.11.2017: The Asia Times article – “Uzbekistan paves way for Central Asia business reforms”

02.11.2017: Nasdaq.com article – “Keep reform momentum going, IMF urges Uzbekistan”

01.11.2017: Independent Journal Review article – “To Win in Afghanistan, US Needs Regional Partners in Eurasia”

31.10.2017: EurActiv article – “Kazakhstan minister: Our international mediation capacity is growing”

31.10.2017: The Express Tribune article – “A new era of cooperation for Central Asia”

26.10.2017: New York Times article – “Once Closed and Repressive, Uzbekistan Is Opening Up”

26.10.2017: Huffington Post article – “Central Asia Should Be At The Heart Of America’s ‘New Silk Road’ Policy”

19.10.2017: EurActiv article – “Kazakhstan is getting closer to OECD membership”

19.10.2017: The Astana Times article – “The OECD and Eurasia: partners for an inclusive globalisation” (by Mr. Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General)

19.10.2017: Chatham House article – “Kyrgyz Election Shows There Is Another Way Forward in Central Asia”

11.10.2017: Remarks by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Roman Vassilenko at “The EU-Eurasia-China Business Summit” (Athens, October 9, 2017)

10.10.2017: TIME article – “Kyrgyzstan’s President on Democracy, Islam, and Being Friends with Putin”

05.10.2017: Remarks by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Roman Vassilenko at a meeting of the Berlin Eurasian Club

04.10.2017: The Economic Times article – “India and China new players in Central Asia’s ‘Great Game’”

29.09.2017: The Diplomat article – “Uzbekistan in the Spotlight”

25.09.2017: Remarks by Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov at General Debate of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly

25.09.2017: Remarks by Aksoltan T. Ataeva, Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the United Nations, at the General Assembly’s 72nd session (Russian transcript)

21.09.2017: Remarks by H.E. Almazbek Atambayev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic, at the General Debate of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

19.09.2017: Address by H.E. Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, at the General Debate of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

19.09.2017: Address by H.E. Emomalii Rahmon, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly (video)

18.09.2017: The Astana Times article – “Life after EXPO: What awaits buildings and infrastructure?”

15.09.2017: Forbes article – “Eurasia’s Latest Economic Reboot Can Be Found In Uzbekistan”

12.09.2017: New York Times article – “Can a Giant Science Fair Transform Kazakhstan’s Economy?”

05.09.2017: Euractiv article – “Minister: Multiculturalism flourishes in Kazakhstan”

05.09.2017: Euractiv article – “Kazakh minister: Two ‘revolutionary’ stories are happening in Central Asia”

01.09.2017: The Washington Post article – “A uranium bank just opened in Kazakhstan to stop the spread of nukes”

01.09.2017: Euractiv article – “Kazakhstan steps up reform efforts but says Europe still keeping distance”

28.08.2017: Eurasianet article – “Diplomacy Flurry as Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan’s Leaders Meet”

25.08.2017: The New York Times article – “In Kazakhstan, a World Expo Is All About Energy (and Dancing)”

23.08.2017: The Diplomat article – “Pugwash and Kazakhstan’s Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament”

21.08.2017: Euractiv article – “Expert: Modernisation is a genuine goal for Kazakhstan”

09.08.2017: The Astana Times article – “Kyrgyz election – what it could portend for Central Asia” (interview with ECFA Director Zhanbolat Ussenov)

09.08.2017: Foreign Affairs article – “Central Asia’s Encouraging Development”

07.08.2017: Jerusalem Post article – “Israel and Kazakhstan’s Futurist Vision for Central Asia”

03.08.2017: Nikkei Asian Review article – “Uzbekistan opens door to Central Asian integration”

02.08.2017: The National Interest article – “America’s next Security Competition Will Be in Central Asia”

28.07.2017: The Diplomat article – “China and Russia in Central Asia: Rivalries and Resonance”

21.07.2017: Forbes article – “Kazakhstan Bets Big On China’s Silk Road”

14.07.2017: The Astana Times article – “Celebrating U.S.-Kazakhstan Ties at World EXPO 2017”

09.07.2017: The Diplomat article by H.E. Kairat Abdrakhmanov – “EXPO 2017 in Astana Will Contribute to Global Sustainable Development”

06.07.2017: The Diplomat article – “Afghanistan and Turkmenistan: A Model for Regional Economic Cooperation”

29.06.2017: The Washington Times article – “With big changes, Kazakhstan tries to chart a new path”

16.09.2017: Bloomberg article – “Here’s the Latest Bet From the Central Bank That Outsmarted Soros”

09.06.2017: The Diplomat article – “Center of the World: This Week in Astana, Kazakhstan”

02.06.2017: The Astana Times article – “Central Asian integration: more real than ever?”

02.06.2017: The Astana Times article – “UN Central Asia regional centre’s goal is to help build trust, its head says”

26.05.2017: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty article – “Is This The Start Of Regional Cooperation In Central Asia?”

26.05.2017: The Washington Times article – “Kazakhstan, an unlikely purveyor of peace”

24.05.2017: Financial Times article – “Kazakhstan Comes In From The Cold”

24.05.2017: Atlantic Council article – “By Changing Alphabet, Kazakhs Take Another Step Toward the West”

26.04.2017: Article by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev – “Course towards the future: modernization of Kazakhstan’s identity” (+ Fact Sheet)

08.12.2016: Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan H.E. Erlan Idrissov at the plenary session of the OSCE Council of Foreign Ministers

01.12.2016: Foreign Policy article – “Trump Reaches Out to Central Asia, Looking For a Back Door to Russia”

04.11.2016: Forbes article – “For Investors, Can Kazakhstan’s Ambitious Frontier Market Dreams Pay Off?”

04.11.2016: Forbes article – “Kazakhstan Bonds Are Better Than U.S. Treasurys”

03.11.2016: Financial Times article – “Kazakhstan: ‘Bigger than one person’”

08.10.2016: Article by Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov – “Kazakhstan shows denuclearization works”

07.10.2016: EU Reporter article – “#Kazakhstan shows international influence does not depend on nuclear firepower”

04.10.2016: Press Release: “European Union – Central Asia Ministerial Meeting, 4 October 2016”

04.10.2016: European Council Press Release: “EU-Kazakhstan: first Cooperation Council since signature of the enhanced partnership and cooperation agreement”

26.09.2016 – The Straits times article: “On board the Kazakh express as it picks up speed”

22.09.2016 – Article by ECFA Director Mr. Zhanbolat Ussenov: “Europe and Kazakhstan: A Trade Link Made in Heaven”

16.09.2016 – The Diplomat article: “What Central Asia Means to the United States”

19.05.2016 – Article by H.E. Erlan Idrissov: “Kazakhstan: An Exercise in Democracy”

13.04.2016 – Kazinform Interview with Ms. Federica Mogherini, Vice-President of the European Commission

31.03.2016 – Remarks by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Roman Vassilenko at the conference “EU Global Strategy and Central Asia: Vision and Instrument”

22.02.2016 – Article by Mr. Rapil Zhoshybayev: “Why Changing Energy Markets Add Relevance to EXPO 2017 Astana”

03.02.2016 – Article by H.E. Erlan Idrissov: “Why Kazakhstan Is Going to the Polls Early”

21.12.2015 – EU – Central Asia Meeting: in Search of Joint Solutions for Regional Problems

21.12.2015 – Remarks by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini following the EU-Central Asia Ministerial Meeting

02.12.2015 – Speech by H.E. Erlan Idrissov – Second Annual Meeting of the Advisory Council of the Eurasian Council on Foreign Affairs, Vienna

02.12.2015 – Speech by Dr. Benita Ferrero-Waldner – Second Annual Meeting of the Advisory Council of the Eurasian Council on Foreign Affairs, Vienna

30.11.2015 – Astana Times Editorial – “OSCE: In Greater Demand Than Ever”

21.10.2015 – “Kazakhstan: A Country to Watch”; article by Tobias Elwood, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

28.09.2015 – Address by President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan at the opening debate of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, New York

04.08.2015 – Speech by Rep. Ed Whitfield to the US House of Representatives concerning the IAEA Fuel Bank in Kazakhstan

29.05.2015 – Op-Ed Article by H.E. Erlan Idrissov – Syria’s chaos casts a deep shadow over our future

23.01.2015 – Interview with Iveta Grigule, MEP – Chair of the Delegation to the EU-Kazakhstan, EU-Kyrgyzstan, EU-Uzbekistan and EU-Tajikistan Parliamentary Cooperation Committees and for relations with Turkmenistan and Mongolia

12.12.2014 – Article by H.E. Galymzhan Koishybayev, Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Finland

09.12.2014 – Speech given by Greg Quinn, British Chargé d’Affaires to Kazakhstan

25.11.2014 – Press Release on Deputy Foreign Minister Zhoshybayev’s Visit to Austria

12.11.2014 – Comments by Dr. Václav Klaus – Launch of the Eurasian Council on Foreign Affairs

12.11.2014 – Speech by H.E. Erlan Idrissov – Launch of the Eurasian Council on Foreign Affairs