13 November 2019

The 10th Asian Conference of the Valdai Discussion Club in Samarkand

On November 10-11, the 10th Asian Conference of the Valdai Discussion Club on the theme “Central Asia and Eurasia: multilateral cooperation in the context of the global turmoil” was held at the Palace of Forums in Samarkand

Established in 2004, the Valdai Discussion Club is a convenient venue for meetings of well-known experts in political science and state administration. The current activities of the club are mainly aimed at the study of global political and economic processes.

The conference was attended by 80 authoritative experts from 11 countries, including from Uzbekistan, Russia, China, Germany, Japan, Sweden, India, the Philippines, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.

On the first day of the conference, a ceremony of signing a cooperation agreement between the Development and Support Fund of the Valdai International Discussion Club and the Institute for Strategic and Interregional Studies (ISMI) under the President of Uzbekistan.

Also, a special session dedicated to Russian-Uzbek relations was held as part of the conference.

The session discussed issues of economic, military-technical, cultural and humanitarian cooperation, problems of regional security and stabilizing the situation in Afghanistan. It was emphasized that the conditions of bilateral relations cannot be considered outside the context of the new world order, which directly affects the format of bilateral relations. And the external factors, it must be understood, may carry far more risks than opportunities.