... Beijing's infrastructure projects in Central Asia make some in the bloc uncomfortable — particularly India, which alone among members has refused to endorse the program. Russia, too, is wary of China's expanding influence, and though it has somewhat reluctantly embraced the Belt and Road, it is also seeking to expand its own economic and political leverage in the region through a customs union it dominates known as the Eurasian Economic Union.
Although some western media outlets often criticize the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) as unproductive, the Chinese government sees it as an important platform to deepen regional trade cooperation and maintains financial support to the SCO.
ASHGABAT (TCA) — “Good Governance and Economic Connectivity - best practices within the OSCE region” was the topic of the OSCE Regional Ministerial Conference organized by the OSCE and the Government of Turkmenistan that ended in Ashgabat on 31 May.
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend: An OSCE-supported regional workshop on promoting border management and security was held in Ashgabat, the OSCE said in a statement.
The Ministry of textile industry of Turkmenistan has summed up the results of the international tender for the construction of a new textile complex for processing 5,000 tons of fine-fibrous cotton per year in the Babadaykhan etrap (district) of the Akhal velayat (region).
Turkmenistan on Wednesday opened a new $1.5 billion cargo and passenger seaport on the Caspian Sea aiming to boost its export revenues by handling shipping traffic between Asia and Europe.
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov on April 24 completed his two-day visit to Uzbekistan. It was a reciprocal trip of the Turkmen leader - he was invited to visit Tashkent during his counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev’s visit to Ashgabat, the first, by the way, foreign visit of the newly elected president of Uzbekistan. Perhaps the main result of the visit was that modern technologies were used in its coverage: the ceremony at the airport and the joint press conference of the presidents were broadcasted through the Uzbek leader personal page in Facebook.
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov has visited Uzbekistan's western region of Khorezm, which neighbors Turkmenistan, on the last day of his official visit.
Turkmenistan and Tajikistan discussed the state and prospects for the development of bilateral relations in the political, trade-economic and humanitarian spheres, the Personnel and Special Information Department of the Tajik Foreign Ministry said in a message April 18.
Although, none of the Central Asian countries or China and Russia are interested in any conflicts in the region, however a conflict is inevitable, experts speculate, as the time and water are running out.