THE DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY CENTER WILL PARTICIPATE IN THE RAISINA DIALOGUE MULTILATERAL CONFERENCE AND IN THE ASIAN FORUM ON GLOBAL GOVERNANCE
May 21-22, a group of officials from Uzbekistan consisting of representatives of the Development Strategy Center, the Institute of Strategic and Regional Studies under the President of Uzbekistan and Tashkent Information-Analytical Center for International Relations visits India to introduce the international society to the large-scale ongoing reforms in Uzbekistan within the National Action Strategy.
On May 21, the Uzbek officials met with the government officials, MPs and executives of major research centers, universities and think thanks of India, in particular, the representatives of the Ministry of External Affairs of India, Indian Council of World Affairs, Vivekananda International Foundation and Observer Research Foundation.
During the meetings, the Director of the Development Strategy Center Mr. Akmal Burkhanov briefed on the National Action Strategy on Five Priority Development Areas 2017-2021, and the large-scaled ongoing reforms in Uzbekistan within the framework of the 2018 State Program ‘Year of Support of Active Entrepreneurship, Innovative Ideas and Technologies.’
Vivekananda International Foundation also hosted a round table with participation of the Uzbek delegation and leading Indian experts on Central Asia. The participants were briefed on current development in Uzbekistan and its foreign policy initiatives, as well as exchanged views on various international and regional issues as well as prospects of the Uzbek-Indian cooperation in political, economic, cultural, educational and other fields.
Following the discussions and exchange of views between the participants of the round table, as well as building close ties the Development Strategy Center of Uzbekistan and Vivekananda International Foundation signed the Memorandum of Cooperation. The document also provides for conducting joint research projects, workshops and conferences, expert exchange, etc.
Meetings and productive discussions ended up with the signing of a whole range of agreements and joints projects. In particular, the Development Strategy Center will participate in the Raisina Dialogue Multilateral Conference (held annually in New Delhi), which is organized by one of the top five think tanks of Asia – Observer Research Foundation with involvement of over 60 expert societies, and in the Asian Forum on Global Governance.
Furthermore, the Development Strategy Center and the Institute of Strategic and Regional Studies in conjunction with the Observer Research Foundation are planning to host the International Cybersecurity conference this August in Tashkent. The conference will bring together cybersecurity experts from more than ten countries.