Japan should boost energy ties with Central Asia in 2024: expert

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Japan should advance energy and security ties with Central Asia as the resource-rich region is looking to diversify external relations in the wake of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, according to a Kazakh expert on regional affairs. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has a "great opportunity" to do so in a planned meeting with the leaders of five Central Asian countries this year, Aida Aidarkulova, executive director of Central Asian Policy Studies Unlock, a Kazakhstan-based think tank, said during a recent visit to Tokyo. The summit, the details of which are not yet known, will upgrade talks that the ...

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