The China-Central Asia Summit, the first in-person summit among heads of state of China and Central Asian countries, scheduled for May 18 and 19, has stirred up global ripples.
The international players know very well the snowballing impacts of “gathering” on fast changing geopolitical, geoeconomic and geostrategic landscapes.
According to Gwadar Pro, global eyeballs have glued to the event in the backdrop significance of China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and its dividends to Central Asian states.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of BRI. Over the last 10 years, Central Asia has become a demonstration zone of how the BRI was agreed and implemented in the region, which later led to broad win-win results, including a long list of infrastructure connectivity projects, which assisted the landlocked region in becoming better linked with the outside world.
Currently, the Central Asian countries, namely, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, are in serious process of tweaking political reforms and economic transformations.
The summit sends message to anti-globalization forces that future does not lie in decoupling and protectionism. Rather, a shared future is key for the world to forge ahead.
The summit is believed to unlock those areas of cooperation that are still untapped and undiscovered for cultivating join ventures on inclusive economy through Chinese prism, as China’s economic and trade cooperation with the five Central Asian countries (C5) has produced noticeable results since the establishment of diplomatic ties more than 30 years ago.