Europe wants closer relations with Central Asia and primarily with energy-rich Kazakhstan. At a forum in Kazakh capital Astana, ambassadors from 32 European countries discussed a new strategy for Central Asia. “Central Asia is a region that attracts growing political and economic interests of the European Union. And we are interested in intensification of our cooperation,” the state secretary of the ministry of foreign affairs of Finland Pertti Torstila told a press conference. For two weeks the...

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