India and Kazakhstan held the fourth Meeting of Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism in New Delhi on 03 May 2017. Both sides assessed and exchanged views on prevailing terrorist threats in their respective regions including state-sponsored, cross-border terrorism in the Af-Pak region. They discussed current challenges posed by various terrorist entities, radicalisation, foreign terrorist fighters, drug trafficking and misuse of cyber-space for terrorist purposes.
They also emphasized importance of strengthening counter-terrorism cooperation through exchange of information, capacity building, mutual legal assistance, sharing of best practices on countering violent extremism and cooperating in multilateral forums such as United Nations and SCO.
India and Tajikistan signed an information sharing pact which will take care of concerns and requirements of Indian Customs, particularly in the area of correctness of custom value declared, origin of goods and tariff classification of goods traded between the two countries.
On May 16, 2017, Indian Embassy in Turkmenistan in association with ICCR and Ministry of Culture, Turkmenistan organized ‘India Cultural Week’ beginning with ‘Vastram’ Exhibition at Fine Arts Museum in Ashgabat. The Indian ‘Sari’ attracted attention of Turkmenistan women and also gave an opportunity to exchange information on carpet weaving in India. A Film Festival was organized as part of this event.
A delegation of two army officers and 12 NCC cadets visited East Kazakhstan State Technical University, Ust-Kamenogorsk and Al-Farabi Kazakh National University, Almaty from May 14-26, 2017 under the Youth Exchange Programme.
Ravi Choudhary, Chairman, CeNext Consulting & Investment Ltd, New Delhi has been appointed Advisor to Minister of Investments & Development of Kazakhstan for attracting investments from India.
Indian Embassy in Turkmenistan in association with India Tourism Office, Frankfurt, organized an Indian Food Festival in Ashgabat on May, 2017. The Festival includes a dinner & a demo.
A dance group ‘Dance Era’ performed on theme of ‘Great Indian Wedding’ to full houses in Ashgabat in May, 2017. The programme included well known Bollywood songs.
May 31, 2017