Central Asian states choose consolidation
Speaking at the VII International Scientific and Expert Forum "Primakov Readings" on the topic: "Modern Challenges to the World Order" held in Moscow, Director of the Institute for Strategic and Interregional Studies under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Eldor Aripov emphasized that the states of Central Asia were consolidating.
According to Aripov, "the dedication of Central Asia to a separate session at one of the leading forums, where the most current trends in world politics are discussed, directly speaks of the growing role of our region, of the attention that is now riveted on it."
According to the expert in terms of regional cooperation, Central Asia today and some 5 years ago are two big differences. Every year the trend of regional rapprochement becomes more and more obvious and distinct. At the same time, the dilemma “competition or partnership in the region is no longer present. An unambiguous choice was made in favor of partnership. "
“The renewal of Central Asia was also accompanied by an increase in the number of contacts between the leaders of our countries, an increase in trade volumes, the implementation of large joint projects”, - E. Aripov concluded.
The event was organized by the Institute of World Economy and International Relations named after Primakov of the Russian Academy of Sciences together with the Center for International Trade and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation. The Forum, which is held since 2015, stands as an authoritative international discussion platform where the most crucial problems of the world economy, politics and international security are discussed.