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  • #76
    Re: Question about the origin of a specific E.J. quote

    CHINA to support RUSSIA

    here ;


    • #77
      Re: Question about the origin of a specific E.J. quote

      Originally posted by vinoveri View Post
      Bingo. Winner Winner Chicken Dinner.

      Coming to your own country .... whenever needed.
      Just following the US playbook...


      • #78
        Re: Question about the origin of a specific E.J. quote

        Originally posted by icm63 View Post
        As the US steps up it's 'war on Russia', will China also step up to help Russia further as well?

        I for one see this entire anti-Russia gambit as muc more risky than the potential rewards...


        • #79
          Re: Question about the origin of a specific E.J. quote

          Mr Erlan Idrissov, Kazakhstan Foreign Minister shaking hands in Washington.

          FM Idrissov’s Visit to Washington Solidifies Kazakhstan-U.S. Partnership

          By Altair Nurbekov & Danna Bupezhanova in Eurasia & World on 16 December
          WASHINGTON, DC – Kazakhstan Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov visited the United States on Dec. 10-11 to meet with top American officials to advance bilateral relations and discuss challenges on the global agenda.
          On Dec. 10, Idrissov and Secretary of State John Kerry co-chaired the third annual meeting of the bilateral Strategic Partnership Dialogue, which covered a broad range of issues of Kazakhstan-U.S. cooperation.
          “I am very proud that today we will have the third meeting of our Strategic Partnership Dialogue with Secretary Kerry and I coming here to confirm our strong desire to further cement the strategic partnership between Kazakhstan and the United States and take it to the future,” stated Idrissov prior to a Dec. 10 meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

          During the talks, Kerry commended the gradually-developing strategic partnership between the countries and balanced foreign policy of Kazakhstan. He confirmed U.S. support for Kazakh initiatives, including participation in the international exhibition EXPO 2017, as well as promoting Kazakhstan’s accession to the WTO.
          Idrissov underlined that in the context of regional security, Astana was committed to Kazakhstan’s multi-vector foreign policy and called for all international actors to move past the “big game” approach and adopt the “big gain” approach to benefit all involved.

          A joint statement was adopted at the end of the meeting. The document outlined Kazakh and U.S. positions on a number of issues, including partnerships on global issues, non-proliferation, democracy, human rights and development, trade, investment and energy, Afghanistan and regional integration, cooperation on security and law enforcement, military cooperation, education, partnerships in science and technology, humanitarian aid and development assistance and EXPO 2017.
          During the visit, Idrissov also held a series of meetings with officials from the U.S. National Security Council, Department of Energy and Department of Commerce.
          At a White House meeting with U.S. National SecurityAdvisorSusan Rice, the two touched upon strengthening regional stabilityand sustainable development. Riceemphasised thepositive roleof Kazakhstanin expandingeconomic activity andstrengthening cooperation in theCentral Asian region.
          At a meeting with U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews and Deputy Secretary of Energy Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, the parties discussed further intensification of trade and investment and energy cooperation. In particular, Andrews confirmed U.S. interest in cooperation to increase the investment attractiveness of Kazakhstan and expand the presence of American business in the state. He stated that proposed large-scale infrastructure projects in accordance with the new Nurly Zhol economic policy announced by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev were a testament to the strategic vision of Kazakhstan’s President and were very positively perceived by American business.

          Idrissov and Sherwood-Randall stressed the importance of the bilateral energy commission, which covered a wide range of issues from oil and nuclear power to renewable energy sources. The parties emphasised the importance of the timely completion of the negotiations and signing of an agreement between Kazakhstan and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on the establishment of a low-enriched uranium fuel bank.

          In his remarks, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Richard E. Hoagland commended Kazakhstan’s leading role in the nonproliferation movement. He stressed that “Kazakhstan has been, and continues to be, a leader in this [nonproliferation and arms control] field, both seen in past efforts such as Project Sapphire and the relinquishing of their nuclear arsenal, as well as in current efforts, including establishing a regional Nuclear Security Training centere and offering to host the IAEA low-enriched uranium fuel bank.

          Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, one of the keynote speakers, stated that Kazakhstan played an important role in the region

          DeputyAdministrator for National Nuclear Security Administration Anne Harrington and former Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman elaborated on the historical importance of Kazakh-U.S. cooperation

          Andrew Kuchins, a senior fellow at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, emphasised Kazakhstan’s key role in the development of transport corridors and transcontinental trade relations in Eurasia, calling the nation “an important partner” for the development of the New Silk Road.

          The Kazakhstan foreign minister also participated in the roundtable organised by the U.S.-Kazakhstan Business Association on Dec.11. The event was attended by such companies as AES Corporation, AGCO, Bechtel, Boeing, Cashman Equipment Corp., Chevron Corporation, Deere & Company, Eli Lilly, Fluor Corporation, Inc. and others.

          US businessmen expressed interest in expanding cooperation with Kazakhstan in light of the implementation of the Nurly Zhol policy, forthcoming accession to the World Trade Organisation (WTO), preparations for the international specialised exhibition EXPO 2017 and entry into force of the treaty on the establishment of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) on Jan.1, 2015.


          • #80
            Re: Question about the origin of a specific E.J. quote

            if i'm not mistaken, kazhakstan can't get its energy resources out except through russia or irna, or a proposed new pipeline to china. a think this reality on the ground is more significant than any statements about mutual amity.

            Oil and gasKazakhstan has the second largest oil and gas reserves in the region, behind Russia. Its oil production has more than doubled since 1999 and the government hopes to triple this by 2015.
            The 2001 opening of a pipeline from western Kazakhstan to the Black Sea helped raise export levels. A pipeline to China is now being built.
            Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have substantial gas reserves, but lack of pipeline capacity limits exports.
            Major export markets are Russia (Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan) and the Ukraine and Iran (Turkmenistan).


            • #81
              Re: Question about the origin of a specific E.J. quote

              Originally posted by icm63 View Post
              russia can engage in currency swaps with china. how do you think they'll calculate the exchange rate for those swaps?


              • #82
                Re: Question about the origin of a specific E.J. quote

                Two days later China inks the real deals.

                Kazakhstan, China Ink $14 billion in Cooperation Deals

                By Malika Orazgaliyeva in Eurasia & World on 17 December
                ASTANA – Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Massimov and his Chinese counterpart, Premier of the State Council Li Keqiang approved and signed $14 billion worth of accords on Dec. 14-15 in Astana, including several cooperation agreements on nuclear energy, development of mineral resources and the use of national currencies in commercial operations.

                The National Bank of Kazakhstan and the People’s Bank of China also signed an agreement on mutual settlements in national currencies, as well as an agreement on currency swaps of Kazakh tenge and Chinese yuan. This agreement will promote local currency settlement and enhance both countries’ immunity to financial risks and global competitiveness.