TASHKENT (TCA) — The prospects of Uzbekistan potentially joining the Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union entail both potential economic advantages and political risks for the country. We are republishing the following article on the issue, written by Fozil Mashrab:
During his address to the 20th Plenary Session of Uzbekistan’s Senate, on June 21, President Shavkat Mirziyaev expressed fears that the country’s manufacturers could face increasing difficulties accessing their traditional export markets. His suggested solution, to join the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU—the Russian-dominated regional trade bloc), may have caught many by surprise, however (Kun.uz, June 21).
Mirziyaev noted that, whether one likes it or …read more
Source: The Times of Central Asia