Review on Central Asia

Over 2,5 million hectares of forests will be restored in Central Asia by 2030. This is reported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. According to K-News agency, a decision was made during the first meeting on Forest Landscape Restoration and the Bonn Agreement in Caucasus and Central Asia held in Astana. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Armenia and Georgia have taken responsibilities in this area.

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According to UzDaily website, Uzbekistan and Russia have agreed to build a nuclear power plant in the republic. The countries have started cooperation in using atomic energy for peaceful purposes after signing a cooperation agreement in December 2017. Currently, a plan is being developed for implementation of a major project. Two working groups have been created.

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Travel to Issyk-Kul by train. After an eight-year break, first Uzbek tourists arrived in Kyrgyzstan’s Balykchy by train. The Central Asian news service highlights that the trips of the staff of Uzbekistan’s large industrial enterprises to health resorts of the Issyk-Kul Lake are organized as part of agreements reached in May in Tashkent at a specialized exhibition.