MINSK, 28 November (BelTA) – Kazakhstan will come to play an increasingly important role in Central Asia, Deputy Head of the Faculty of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Military Academy of Belarus, Candidate of Military Sciences Aleksandr Bogodel said on the air of the STV TV channel, BelTA informs.
“In my opinion, the role of this state within the framework of our Collective Security Treaty and in Central Asia in general will only increase. Another regional leader is emerging,” Aleksandr Bogodel said.
He believes that Kazakhstan will pursue a multi-vector policy that will prioritize Russia and the CSTO countries, Turkic countries, the Islamic world, China as an economic and military power and Western countries “that act very brazenly and efficiently today”.
“Kazakhstan has to maneuver between these vectors. I think it will make the most of its geopolitical position,” Aleksandr Bogodel said.