South Korea Looking for Ways to Boost Central Asian Trade

Members of a South Korean delegation, headed by National Assembly Speaker Chung Sye-kyun (right), during negotiations with Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev in Tashkent on September 26. Uzbekistan is one of South Korea’s top trade partners in Central Asia, and the biggest beneficiary of South Korean investment. (Photo: Uzbek Presidential Press Service)

South Korean officials have established an agency to deepen the country’s trade ties with Central Asian states. The initiative signals South Korea’s intent on raising its economic profile in Central Asia.

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Gary Sands is a Senior Analyst at Wikistrat, a crowdsourced consultancy, and a Director at Highway West Capital Advisors, a venture capital, project finance and political risk advisory. He has contributed commentaries to US News and World Report, Newsweek, Washington Times, The Diplomat, The National Interest, International Policy Digest, Asia Times, Eurasia Review, Indo-Pacific Review, the South China Morning Post, Global Times and China Digital Times.

South Korea Looking for Ways to Boost Central Asian Trade

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