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UN urges close Central Asian ties

The five ex-Soviet republics of central Asia could double their incomes over the next 10 years through improved regional cooperation, according to a United Nations report. The region’s 60 million people face massive challenges from high trade costs, poverty, natural disasters and disease, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) says. But more open borders could significantly reduce these challenges, the UNDP says. Full Story

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