Meeting with the Manager of "Eurasia" Program

23.03.2015

Meeting with the Manager of "Eurasia" Program

On March 20, 2015 CER management held a welcoming meeting with the "Eurasia" Program Manager, Mr. Dario Citati. The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss the issues related to integration processes in Central Asia, as well as the position of Uzbekistan on certain geopolitical issues.

"Eurasia" Program Manager informed the participants that the main aim of the program was the provision of objective information on the socio-economic and geopolitical processes in the region. Mr. Citati also suggested that there were possibilities of establishing bilateral cooperation between the Institute of Higher Geopolitical Studies and Allied Sciences (Italy) and the Center for Economic Research (Uzbekistan), to exchange views and analytical practices on the most actual development issues.

Also the participants discussed such issues as the positions of Uzbekistan in participation in regional integration formats (the Shanghai Co-operation Organisation, Collective Security Treaty Organization), the influence of external political factors, in particular, the processes in Afghanistan on the situation in Uzbekistan, as well as issues of regional cooperation to combat terrorism.

After the meeting, Mr. Citati gave an interview to "Economic Review" magazine.