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Pompeo urges Kazakhstan to press China over Uighurs

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Kazakhstan on Feb. 2 to join Washington in pressing Beijing over its treatment of Muslim minorities, a sensitive matter for the Central Asian nation which has close ties with its neighbor China.

Speaking on a visit to the capital Nur-Sultan, Pompeo said he has raised the matter in talks with Kazakh Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tleuberdi.

The People who were Injured in a Plane Crash near Almaty Remain in Hospital

The 46 people which were injured in the plane crash near Almaty remain in hospital, said Kazakhstan's Health Minister E.A. Birtanov, quoted by the BGNES.

On Friday, a plane crashed shortly after take-off from the Almaty International Airport in Kazakhstan, Euronews reported.

The aircraft was carrying 98 people onboard.

Bulgaria's Trade with Kazakhstan Has Doubled in just One Year

In just one year, trade between Bulgaria and Kazakhstan has doubled. The ambassador of the Asian state, Temirtay Izbastin, said this in Ruse.

He visited the city to get acquainted with the economic profile of the region and to make contacts between business representatives from both countries.

The Government Has Approved an Air Transport Agreement Between Bulgaria and Kazakhstan

The government has approved a draft Air Transport Agreement between Bulgaria and Kazakhstan as a basis for negotiation, the government information service said.

There is no air transport agreement in force between Bulgaria and Kazakhstan, which does not allow the carriage of passengers and cargo on scheduled air services.

Economy Minister Karanikolov and the Deputy Prime Minister of Mongolia Discussed the Immersing Economic Cooperation

Economy Minister Emil Karanikolov met with Mongolia's Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Enkhtuvshin. They discussed the trade and economic cooperation between the two countries in Ulaanbaatar, where the Seventh Meeting of the Bulgarian-Mongolian Intergovernmental Commission on Economic, Trade and Scientific and Technical Cooperation is held.