Review on Central Asia

Review on Central Asia

Uzbek and Turkmen governments are planning to boost mutual trade to five hundred million dollars by 2020, Uz Daily news agency reports. In 2017, trade between the two countries exceeded 177 million dollars. Mutual trade grew 55% in the first quarter of the year. The countries are set to cooperate in information and communication technologies, agricultural and logistics sector. The Turkmen government officials also offered their Uzbek colleagues to consider using the port infrastructure on the Caspian Sea shore to deliver their goods to the European and Middle Eastern markets as well as the Black Sea region and the Mediterranean countries.    


The cooperation between Tajik and Uzbek entrepreneurs are strengthening and they have signed contracts for the supply of goods and services, totaling 104 million dollars. CA-News agency also reports that the business leaders have signed cooperation agreements during a business forum held in Samarkand. Its main goal is strengthening cooperation among the entrepreneurs of the Sughd and Samarkand regions.


Turkmenistan will participate in EXPO 2020 in Dubai. Preparations are currently underway in Turkmenistan for participation in the world expo. CA-News website, referring to a state news agency, reports that a pavilion designed in the traditional style and provided with innovative technologies will be constructed in the area allocated for the national exposition. The Turkmen president says that EXPO 2020 opens great opportunities to promote Turkmenistan’s export and investment potential.


Meanwhile, a new mobile application, “Kazakhstan – Land of the Great Steppe”, was launched in Kazakhstan, CA-News agency reports, referring to Astana mayor’s office. The mobile application is a digital encyclopedia about Kazakhstan. It contains hundreds of unique pictures, video clips, 3D objects, panoramic tours, infographics and interactive maps in Kazakh, Russian and English. The mobile application will be helpful for foreigners planning to visit Kazakhstan and will be interesting for the public in general.