Silk Road Countries Forum, aimed at bringing together policy makers and business representatives from Europe, Asia and Middle East, is one of the main events of the Astana Economic Forum. The Forum will address the most pressing issues related to cooperation of countries located along the historic route that determines overall regional development in the future.
The Forum will first of all address the challenges and prospects of aligning two Eurasian geopolitical projects – The Silk Road Economic Belt and Eurasian Economic Integration. These high-potential initiatives, which aimed at formation of new economic reality for the region, have common directions, interaction of which will contribute to development of more coherent and effective strategy for co-development of countries in the region.
In addition, issues concerning the energy cooperation, particularly relevant in the context of current uncertainty in the global energy market will be discussed during the Forum.
Certain sessions of the Forum will be focused on issues of infrastructural development of the region, economic cooperation and trade, as well as an increase of production capacities in the framework of joint projects implementation.
The uniqueness of the Forum lies in its relevance and timeliness. The growing interest of the international community to projects aimed at revival of the Silk Road provides a special status to the event.
The upcoming forum will be held with the participation and in cooperation with Boao Forum for Asia, known as international forum, which brings together the Government leaders, businessmen and representatives of think tanks from Asia and other continents to address the challenges concerning the economic dynamics of Asia and the World.
The session will bring together the leading experts of China, Russia, Turkey, the Middle East and Central Asia. The representatives of international financial organizations and experts are also expected to participate in the event.