Tag: Central Asia

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CIS countries strengthened military cooperation

The recent Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) meeting underlined the Kremlin’s strategy to strengthen its influence in Eurasia through military cooperation and diplomacy. In the aftermath of the Ukrainian Crisis and with the increasing influence of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, Russia confirms its desire to be the principal player in Eurasia.…Continue readingCIS countries strengthened military cooperation

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Saudi Arabia and Kyrgyzstan enhanced economic cooperation and investment opportunities

Sauri Arabia and Kyrgyzstan discussed investments partnership confirming Riyadh’s desire to improve its economic presence in the Kyrgyz market and Central Asia and Bishkek’s necessity to diversify its financial partners and foreign investors. …Continue readingSaudi Arabia and Kyrgyzstan enhanced economic cooperation and investment opportunities

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Tajikistan and China attended a business forum on investment cooperation

The recent Tajikistan-China business forum to develop investment cooperation highlighted Beijing’s economic strategy in the Central Asian republic and Dushanbe’s attempt to diversify its economy and attract more Chinese investors in its infrastructural projects.…Continue readingTajikistan and China attended a business forum on investment cooperation

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Central Asian republics’ economic dependence on China

China has invested substantial financial amounts in Central Asia creating an economic dependence and strong connection between Beijing and Central Asian republics. Chinese economic presence in Central Asia might threaten Moscow’s Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the Kremlin’s desire to remain the leading geopolitical actor in this region.…Continue readingCentral Asian republics’ economic dependence on China

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Afghanistan’s role in China-India competition in Central Asia

Recent separate summits between China, India and Central Asian republics stressed New Delhi – Beijing’s competition in the region and their attempt to influence local dynamics exploiting the current situation in Afghanistan, economic cooperation, investments in infrastructural projects, and security cooperation against terrorism.…Continue readingAfghanistan’s role in China-India competition in Central Asia

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Taliban and Turkmenistan discussed the TAPI pipeline project

The meeting between the Taliban and the Turkmen representaives in Ashgabat underlined the Taliban’s attempt to create partnerships and joint projects with Central Asian republics and Turkmenistan’s necessity to discuss with the Afghan interim Government the promotion of the TAPI natural gas pipeline.…Continue readingTaliban and Turkmenistan discussed the TAPI pipeline project