This paper examines the impacts of South Korean arrival in Central Asia after the end of the Soviet period, with regard to the Koryo Saram minority in the region, a particularly well integrated community, but also to development issues in Central Asian foreign politics and Central Asian integration into the international community. Describing the South Korean vision of Central Asia, the author sheds light on the favour enjoyed by Uzbekistan in the ruling economic circles of Seoul thanks to its lesser independence from Russian economy and to its stable demographic structure. South Korean investments in Uzbekistan are shortly evoked through the Daewoo car plant and investment bank, and through South Korean aid in the modernisation of Uzbekistani cotton industry.

The Redaction
CER: II-7.4.A-633