RISS Director Meets with Head of the International Central Asia Institute

RISS Director M.Fradkov met A.Nasyrov, Director of the International Central Asia Institute (ICAI) on 1th April. The meeting was hosted at RISS

A.Nasyrov reported on the progress of creating the institute that he is heading as well as on the main goals and objectives of studying the issues in Central and South Asia. He described the information and analytical support that facilitates the Uzbekistani government's current foreign policy and the progress of resolving the country's social and economic issues.

Furthermore, Mr Fradkov and Mr Nasyrov dedicated part of their meeting to the situation in the region and highlighted the importance of initiatives proposed by Sh.Mirziyoyev, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, and the leaders of other Central Asian nations in support of the common search for ways to resolve various issues and further strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation as good neighbours. Mr Fradkov and Mr Nasyrov stressed that such initiatives create additional opportunities for promoting integration processes and making cooperation across Greater Eurasia even more profound.

The conversation also touched upon a possible partnership between RISS and ICAI in a number of fields: researching the region's urgent political and economic issues as well as sharing views on the historical, cultural, humanitarian, environmental, and other problems concerning Central Asia.

On top of that, the heads of two institutes emphasised the importance of looking into the prospects offered by such global projects as the formation of the Greater Eurasian Partnership, the integration of the Eurasian Economic Union with the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative and the activities of various international integration associations (including the SCO) aimed at fostering international cooperation.

Nasyrov Fradkov