The Trump administration sees Kazakhstan’s and Uzbekistan’s role as pivotal to America’s interests in Central Asia, an area that has had a material impact on Afghanistan’s future, as well as on the security of American citizens at home and abroad over the last few decades, Washington Post's L. Todd Wood wrote on October 18.
The exercise involves peacekeeping contingents from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia and Tajikistan and CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces (CPF) police units. Representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross, the Joint Staff and the CSTO Secretariat have also been invited.
Chinese investment group Hong Kong China-Turkey Investment is reported to invest $200 million until 2018.
China-based Hong Kong China-Turkey Investment Group Turkey, Azerbaijan, Qatar Investment Director Oktay Kemal Özdemir announced that the group is planning to invest $200 million in the Turkish private sector until 2018.
Özdemir said that the group sees a great potential in Turkey and supports the country's growth with an intention to contribute to it.