Regional Cooperation in Central Asia and Uzbekistan’s Role

The German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Under President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Uzbekistan has set a new course in regional cooperation in Central Asia, opening up new opportunities for rapprochements in economic cooperation, improved infrastructure, water management, and energy supply. This development also offers new chances for the EU and its Central Asia Strategy, which has placed great emphasis on regional cooperation from the very outset after its establishment in 2007. In this panel discussion, we aim to assess the limits and opportunities in regional integration and cooperation in Central Asia, and to debate which connecting factors result for the EU’s Strategies for Central Asia and Connectivity. 

Welcome address:

H.E. Nabijon Kasimov
Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan


Dr. Sodiq Safoev
First Deputy Chairman of the Senate, Parliament of the Republic of Uzbekistan

Eldor Aripov Director
Information and Analytical Center for International Relations

Michael Siebert
Ambassador, Director for Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia, Federal Foreign Office of Germany

Dr. Jacopo Maria Pepe
Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia, DGAP


Dr. Stefan Meister
Head of DGAP’s Robert Bosch Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia

The event will be held in English.

This event is organized in cooperation with the embassy of Uzbekistan in Germany.

16 January 2019
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