Review on Central Asia

According to the Central Asian ca-news online news service, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and China launch international road freight routes. Spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, Geng Shuang said that last year three countries have already conducted trial cargo transportation along the Tashkent-Andijan-Osh-Irkeshtam-Kashgar route. As the results show, all the parties benefit economically. Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China are going to accelerate the process. The route will begin as early as this month.


According to the Inozpress news digest with reference to "Caravanserai" newspaper, large American companies are interested in Uzbekistan’s rapidly growing market. Analysts claimed that such a process is organic and is the result of political and economic reforms. The Boston Consulting Group is interested in Uzbekistan’s new opportunities. This corporation will help Uzbekistan develop an Innovation Development Strategy that will determine the area of development of each region, including  construction industry, energy and transport infrastructure of the republic. Another large American company intends to help develop a strategy for advancement of the IT industry. Currently, other joint projects are developed in civil aviation, agriculture, food industry and healthcare.


Tajikistan and Uzbekistan intend to develop cooperation in art. The countries will increase joint concert activities. According to the Avesta agency, Tajikistan also proposed to organize an international festival of national music in the Central Asian countries, particularly, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.