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The Strategic Value of Connectivity in Central Asia and the Caucasus Featured

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By Mamuka Tsereteli

September 15, 2023

Connectivity is a strategic value for the landlocked countries of Central Asia and the South Caucasus. The energy and general cargo transit between the Caspian Basin and Central Asia and the Black Sea and Europe is already significant and plays an important role in the functioning of the regional economy. But the transit potential of the region is still not fully utilized, affected by geopolitical and infrastructure constraints. Strong leadership and continuous intense coordination between state and private actors will be required to address existing bottlenecks in the transportation system, and to increase commercial attractiveness of the transit corridor.

  

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