Building and Bridging Central Asia
SRSG Natalia Gherman's essay has been published in the VantagePoints:
"This is a very exciting time to be in Central Asia. Since achieving independence from the Soviet Union about 25 years ago, the five countries have each sought to find their own way in the world. Their focus was often building national identities. Sovereignty was new and there was not much of an appetite for regional cooperation. In the past two years, this has all changed for the better. The five countries are increasingly eager to cooperate with one another, high-level visits are taking place more often than ever from one country to another and regional summits are being organized in rapid succession after more than a decade of none".
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