China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao (L) and Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev (R) meeting in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek, on December 4, 2012. Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao arrived today in Bishkek to hold talks with Kyrgyz leaders as China seeks to bolster its influence in strategic Central Asia with an eye on its natural resources. AFP PHOTO / VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO
Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko and Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev pose for a group photo at the welcoming ceremony in the Grand Kremlin Palace on December 23, 2014 in Moscow, Russia. Leaders of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have arrived to Moscow to take part in the Summit of Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO) and in the Summit of Eurasian Economic Cooperation Union.