Talks on gas supplies with Uzbekistan are proceeding with difficulty, Kyrgyz Prime Minister Igor Chudinov told a parliament session on 27 December.
Uzbekistan Temir Yollari (Uzbekistan Railways) state joint stock company launched new route between Tashkent and Karshi, UzA reported. The report said high-speed train Nasaf will run between two cities.
Uzbekistan plans raising natural gas prices for Russia and neighbouring Central Asian countries. Earlier, a similar step was taken by another gas-rich Central Asian country, Turkmenistan, Itar Tass reported.
The Deputy Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan Shoazim Minivoarov has said that his country has decided to provide all possible facilities to the Pakistani entrepreneurs to boost bilateral trade. He stated this while talking to the chairman of the Senate Standing Committee for Interior Affairs Senator Talha Mehmood Ariyan, who called on him at his office. During the meeting, which lasted an hour, various economic and trade affairs were come under discussion. Both sides stressed on the need to enhance economic ties and promotion of trade between Tashkent and Islamabad.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that forming a customs union was Russia’s priority in the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEc) space in the next few years.
Uzbekistan and Gazprom have failed to reach an agreement on a mutually acceptable price for exports of Uzbek gas to Russia or on tariffs for the transit of Turkmen gas in 2008.
Uzbek-focused Oxus Gold PLC said shareholder RAB Special Situations (Master) Fund Ltd has agreed to extend the option granted to Zeromax GmbH to buy up to 52.25 million Oxus shares from RAB at 80 pence each.
Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller has discussed gas cooperation prospects with Uzbek President Islam Karimov and Uzbek Finance Minister Rustam Azimov, the company said in a statement.