Wednesday 14 January 2004
January 14, 2004
Central Asia: Shanghai Group Opens Secretariat In Beijing Tomorrow
Foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization will open the organization's secretariat tomorrow at a ceremony in the Chinese capital, Beijing. Analysts tell RFE/RL that the event could have lasting significance for the members -- Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.
January 09, 2004
Kazakhstan: Putin Visit To Focus On Baikonur, CIS, Oil Resources
Russian President Vladimir Putin begins a two-day visit to Kazakhstan today. Several bilateral agreements are to be signed during his visit, including two extending and specifying the terms for Russia's continued use of the Baikonur cosmodrome.