The European Union and Russian influence in Central Asia are deeply different.
In 2019, the leaders of the Central Asian countries will hold a second consultative meeting in Tashkent.
Melting glaciers, converging landslides and avalanches, depleting water supplies, droughts, reducing crop yields and desertification are not a complete list of the negative effects of global warming on Central Asia, which is very vulnerable to climate change on the Eurasian mainland.
Central Asian countries signed a joint declaration on regional cooperation in the field of energy reforms and creation of a united electricity market.
The European Union has just outlined its strategy for a deeper partnership with Central Asia and with all of its countries.
The European Commission adopted May 15 a new strategy on relations with Central Asia meant to deepen relations and capitalise on the region’s growing influence.
The United Kingdom views Kazakhstan as one of its major strategic partners in Central Asia, U.K. Minister of State for Europe and the Americas Sir Alan Duncan said in an exclusive interview with The Astana Times.
As many as 41 companies with capital from Central Asian countries, namely Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, were registered in Turkey in January-March 2019, which is by 12 companies more than in January-March 2018, the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) told .
China’s increasing influence in Central Asia – historically regarded as Russia’s backyard – is no threat to Moscow, according to the Russian ambassador to Beijing.
Of course, the visit of the President of Tajikistan is important for Russia, which relies on the countries of Central Asia.