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Syllabus of the Subject

Islamic Civilization: Central Eurasian Economic Area, Turkey, Pakistan


  1. Introduction to the Central Eurasian Economic Area as a part of the Islamic Civilization
  2. Islam as the unifying factor of the Central Eurasian Economic Area
  3. Economic Profile of the Central Eurasian Countries
  4. Businesspeople of the Central Eurasian Economic Area
  5. Interactions of the Central Eurasian Economic Area with the other economic areas
  6. Economic Institutions related to the Central Eurasian Economic Area


The objectives of the subject “Central Eurasian Economic Area” are the following:

  1. To define the economic characteristics of the Economic Area of Eurasia Central
  2. To understand the influence of Islam on the Central Eurasian Economic Area
  3. To know the economic profile of the countries of Central Eurasia
  4. To understand the economic integration process in the Central Eurasian Economic Area
  5. To analyze the main Businesspeople in Central Eurasia
  6. To explore the economic relationships with the others economic areas of different civilizations
  7. To analyze the economic institutions related to the Central Eurasian Economic Area

Eurasian Economic Union: Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, and Russia

Online Student Master in International Business


The Subject “Central Eurasian Economic Area” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Courses: Islam & Business.

Islam and Global Business. Islamic Economic Areas

Doctorate: Ethics, Religions & Business, Islamic Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade, Religions & Business.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

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Languages of study:Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English or Study Doctorate in International Business in French Espace économique de l’Eurasie centrale Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Espacio Eurasia Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Eurásia.

  1. Credits of the Subject “Central Eurasian Economic Area”: 2 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: two weeks

Foreign Trade and Business in Central Eurasia

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Central Eurasian Economic Area.

The Central Eurasian Economic Area consists of eleven countries: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Albania, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan.

Furthermore, Bangladesh and the Maldives are included because of their growing economic integration in the region.

  1. Islam is the main religion in the Central Eurasian Economic Area
  2. There are Orthodox Christian minorities
  3. This economic area covers European and the Asian Countries
  4. The largest economies are Turkey, Iran, and Pakistan. These three countries are trying to be the Central State
  5. All the Central Eurasian Countries were former colonies (Soviet Union, UK)
  6. Pakistan was a part of India until the partition (1947)

The main Businesspeople in the Central Eurasian Economic Area are Muhammad Yunus, Mian Muhammad Mansha, Salman F Rahman, Dewan Yousuf Farooqui, Muhammad Abdul Mannan.

  1. The case of Iran:
    1. Bonyads
    2. Islamic Revolutionary Guard

Market Access - Free Trade Agreements

Integration in the Islamic Economic Area of Central Eurasia.

  1. Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan belong to the Eurasian Economic Union (with Armenia, Belarus, and Russia). The EEU has a Trade Agreement with Azerbaijan
  2. Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan are part of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO)
  3. Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan are members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (with Armenia, Russia, Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine)
  4. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan are members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (with Russia and China)
  5. Bangladesh, Iran, the Maldives, and Pakistan are members of the Asian Clearing Union (with Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Sri Lanka)
  6. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the Maldives, and Pakistan are members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (with Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Iran is an observer country) and the SAARC Preferential Trade Arrangement (SAPTA)
  7. Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan are members of the Central Asia Cooperation (CAREC) (with China and Mongolia)
  8. Bangladesh and the Maldives are members of the South Asia Economic Cooperation (SASEC) (with Bhutan, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka)
  9. Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkey are part of the Turkic Council
  10. Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan belongs to Regional Electricity Market Central Asia - South Asia
  11. Pakistan has trade agreements with Iran and Bangladesh and has signed an Agreement on Economic Cooperation with Kyrgyzstan
  12. Kyrgyzstan has trade agreements with Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

Islamabad-Tehran-Istanbul Rail and Road Corridor: Turkey, Iran and Pakistan

All the Eurasian Muslim Countries are part of the Trade Preferential System (OIC-TPS).

  1. The Eurasian countries that have signed the Framework Agreement + PRETAS + Rules of Origin are Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Turkey
  2. Only Iran has signed the Framework Agreement + PRETAS
  3. The Maldives has signed only the Framework Agreement of the Trade Preferential System
  4. Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan do not yet benefit from the Trade Preferential System of the OIC

Eurasian Land Transport Initiative (Silk Road, China-Europe)

New Silk Road.

  1. Almaty-Bishkek Corridor
  2. Bangladesh-Myanmar Corridor
  3. China-Pakistan Corridor
  4. China-Central-West Asia Corridor
  5. Europe-Caucasus-Asia Corridor

Trade Agreements and economic Institutions covering all the Islamic Economic Areas.

  1. Trade Agreements and Economic Institutions;
    1. No country in the region is a member of the Arab League, and therefore, they are not members of the Greater Arab Free-Trade Area (GAFTA)
    2. Turkey belongs to the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
    3. Bangladesh and Iran are members of the Indian-Ocean Rim Association (with others African and Asian Countries)
  2. Trade Agreements between the Muslim Countries:
    1. Turkey has a Free Trade Agreements with Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Albania, and Syria
    2. Iran has a Free Trade Agreements with Algeria and Syria

Economic Organizations related to the Central Eurasian Economic Area.

All the countries with Muslim majorities of Central Eurasia are members of:

  1. Organization of Islamic Cooperation and therefore its affiliated institutions;
    1. Islamic Centre for Development of Trade
    2. Committee for Economic and Commercial Cooperation
    3. Islamic Chamber of Commerce
    4. Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre
  2. Islamic Development Bank
  3. Asian Development Bank
  4. ESCAP
  5. Colombo Plan
  6. Africa-Asia Strategic Partnership
  7. Bangladesh, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan are members of the Boao Forum for Asia (BOAO)
  8. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Iran, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Maldives, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan are members of the Asia-Middle East Dialogue (AMED)
  9. Bangladesh, Iran, Kazakhstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan are members of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)
  10. Organization for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD)

All the countries in the region are beneficiaries of the Arab Development Funds.

Interactions of the Central Eurasian Islamic Economic Area with the Western Civilization.

  1. With the European Economic Area
    1. European Union
      1. Turkey has a Customs Union with the EU
      2. Afghanistan and Bangladesh are members of the Generalized System of Preferences. Pakistan and Turkmenistan are beneficiaries of the SGP+
      3. Armenia is a member of the relations European Union-South Caucasus and the European Neighborhood Policy
      4. Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, and Pakistan are beneficiaries of the European Investment Bank
      5. Armenia, Azerbaijan are partners of the Eastern Partnership of the EU
    2. Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan are members of the UNECE
    3. Turkey has a Trade Agreement with the EFTA
  2. With the American Economic Area
    1. Latin American
      1. Pakistan has a draft free trade agreement with the MERCOSUR
      2. Iran has a Trade Agreement with Venezuela
      3. Turkey has a trade agreement with Chile

Interactions of the Central Eurasian Islamic Economic Area with the African Civilization.

  1. All the countries of Central Eurasia are part of the Africa-Turkey Partnership
  2. Asia-Africa Corridor
  3. Pakistan has a Preferential Trade Area with Mauritius

Interactions of the Central Eurasian Islamic Economic Area with the Hindu Civilization.

  1. India has a Free Trade Agreements with Pakistan and the Maldives
  2. Bangladesh has an agreement with Nepal

Interactions of the Central Eurasian Islamic Economic Area with the Orthodox Civilization.

  1. Iran has a Trade Agreement with Armenia
  2. Azerbaijan:
    1. has Trade Agreements with Georgia, Russia, and Ukraine
    2. It is a member of the Free Trade Agreement with Georgia, Ukraine, and Moldova
    3. It is a member of the GUAM (Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine. Turkey is an observer country)
  3. Azerbaijan and Turkey are members of the Black Sea Cooperation (Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, and Ukraine) and the Black Sea Synergy (Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine)
  4. Kyrgyzstan has trade agreements with Armenia, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine
  5. Tajikistan has Trade Agreements with Armenia and Ukraine
  6. Turkmenistan has Trade Agreements with Armenia, Georgia, and Ukraine
  7. Turkey has Trade Agreements with Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Georgia

Interactions of the Central Eurasian Islamic Economic Area with the Buddhist Civilization.

  1. Pakistan has a Trade Agreement with Sri Lanka
  2. Bangladesh has an agreement with Sri Lanka

Interactions of the Central Eurasian Islamic Economic Area with the Sinic Civilization.

  1. Pakistan has a Trade Agreement with China

Inter-civilization Agreements of the Central Eurasian Economic Area.

  1. Pakistan has an agreement with the ASEAN
  2. Bangladesh is a member of:
    1. SAARC (India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan, and Nepal)
    2. Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (China, India, South Korea, Laos, Sri Lanka, and Mongolia)
  3. Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan are members of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
  4. Turkey has a Trade Agreement with Israel

Foreign Trade and Business in Kyrgyzstan

  1. Economic Integration of the Islamic Civilization
  2. Interactions of the Islamic Civilization


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