Central Asian countries: new locomotive for development of Asian region

The region of Central Asia, thanks to the development of cooperation with the EU, Russia, the USA, China and the Arab Gulf states, has turned into the locomotive of the development of the entire Asian region.

Central Asian countries, due to its strategic location between the Russian Federation, China and India on the historical “Silk Road”, continue to strengthen positions in world trade.

In recent years, the leading world powers are increasingly interested in the development of relations with the countries of the region, which have gained independence after the collapse of the USSR in 1991.

Russia also continues close cooperation with the former countries of the Soviet Union, rich in natural resources. China, in turn, is also interested in the development of trade and economic relations with the countries of Central Asia.

After the start of the war between the Russian Federation and Ukraine, the influence of Moscow in the region continues to weaken. EU, Arab countries, China, Japan, South Korea and the United States, in turn, are more interested in cooperation with the countries of the region.

The Uzbek political scientist Rustam Usmanov noted in an interview with Anadol that world powers are trying to develop relations with Central Asia countries against the backdrop of the expansion of sanctions against the Russian Federation.

According to him, the West and the USA want the countries of Central Asia to distance from Moscow and adhere to a course of democratic development.

“China has increased political, economic and investment opportunities in the region thanks to projects implemented in recent years,” he said.

Usmanov emphasized that Russia still has a great influence in the region and then will express concern to the fact that the countries of Central Asia adhere to an independent political course.