Rising food prices and financial turbulence have set the alarm bells ringing across the region.
The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has already begun to have a negative economic impact on the five Central Asian republics.
The UN has issued “the largest ever appeal for a single country for humanitarian assistance.”
The Turkmenistan president Berdimuhamedow probably spoke for the region when he said in his speech at the UNGA earlier this week: “The situation there is not easy, the government and public institutions that are being formed are very fragile. This is why assessing the situation in the country requires ultimate consistency, prudence and responsibility — both in words and actions. “