On July 15, 2021, the opening ceremony of the International Institute of Central Asia in Tashkent took place in the capital of Uzbekistan.
The event began with a greeting from the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, which was read by the Chairman of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis Tanzila Narbaeva.
In his speech, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov noted that the creation of this institution testifies to the growing importance of regional political and economic processes, which in recent years have been especially pronounced in the region.
Natalya German, head of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia, expressed her readiness to continue to support important regional initiatives, as well as the efforts of all Central Asian states to strengthen regional peace and security.
The ceremony was attended by the heads of the foreign affairs agencies of Central Asia, high representatives of the UN, CIS, SCO, the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States and the Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures in Asia, who arrived in Tashkent to participate in the international conference “Central and South Asia: Regional Connectivity. Challenges and Opportunities ”.
The implementation of joint research programs and projects, promotion of regional partnerships, including with the participation of foreign experts and institutions, will become important areas of activity of the Institute of Central Asia in Tashkent.
On behalf of the KazISS, the event was attended by the Deputy Director of the KazISS under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Sanat Kushkumbayev and the chief expert Bulat Auelbayev.