2018: YEAR OF ALL OPPORTUNITIES FOR FRANCE
2017 has been a year of recovery in the Caucasus and Central Asia. After an economic sluggish phase, the region is growing driven by the rising price of hydrocarbons. In most countries, the growth exceeds the world average. From a landlocked area, the region has become a trade corridor connecting Europe to Asia via the Silk Roads. China and new leaders who came to power in the last two decades have given a new impetus for interregional cooperation.