Let's begin in Uzbekistan where President Park Geun-hye is close to wrapping up her first full day of state visit there
President Park Geun-hye and her Uzbek counterpart agreed to expand economic cooperation in the areas of energy, environment and textiles.
During their summit in Tashkent Tuesday, President Park and President Islam Karimov(kah-REE-mahf) spoke about boosting the participation of Korean businesses in a 4 billion U.S. dollar Uzbek gas field project and in the construction of a 300 million dollar solar plant in Samarkand.
Seoul is also interested in helping the city of Samarkand set up a waste management system, and building a textile complex in Tashkent.
The Uzbek leader also endorsed President Park's Eurasia Initiative, which aims to re-connect the Far East and Europe through Central Asia, by linking energy and logistics infrastructure across the continent.
President Park will also visit Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan during her week-long trip to Central Asia.