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Russian experts and politicians to take part in the fifth meet-ing of the Astana Club

The list of speakers attending the Forum includes Vyacheslav Nikonov, Chairman of the Committee on Education and Science under the State Duma, Mikhail Fradkov, Director of the Russian Institute for Strategic Studies, Evgeny Vinokurov, Chief Economist at the Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development under the EDB, Vladimir Yakunin, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute, and Evgeny Buzhinsky, Chairman of the PIR Center’s Executive Board.
It should be noted that Russian experts have participated in all Astana Club meetings held over five years.
This year more than 50 politicians, diplomats and international experts will gather in the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan. In addition to participants form Kazakhstan and Russia, the event will be attended by participants from such countries as the USA, Spain, Italy, Japan, Serbia, Austria, Georgia, Norway, China, Kyrgyzstan, India, Belgium, Afghanistan, Sweden, South Korea, and Great Britain .
As informed earlier, on November 11-12, 2019, the Nazarbayev Center will host the fifth annual meeting of the Astana Club, the largest platform for discussing geopolitical and security issues in the region. The key topic of the meeting this year is: “Greater Eurasia: Towards a New Architecture of Global Cooperation”.
The Club’s expert discussions will focus on the current aggravated confrontation in USA-China-Russia triangle, the growth in trade protectionism and populist sentiments, as well as a new wave of escalation in Iran and North Korea.
Particular attention will be paid to shaping the future architecture of cooperation in Eurasia, as well as to finding solutions to key global security challenges, such as the issue of uncontrolled nuclear proliferation.
The plenary meeting of the Club, chaired by the First President of Kazakhstan, is the central event, which will be devoted to the discussion of the topic: "Creating Greater Eurasia: a new model of partnership".
The next edition of the “Top 10 Risks for Eurasia in 2020” rating, a strategic foresight of leading experts from around the world published under the auspices of the Astana Club by the Institute of World Economy and Politics, will be presented during the event.
The event is organized by the Institute of World Economy and Politics under the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Elbasy.
Traditionally, the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev will attend the Astana Club meeting.
Some of the Astana Club meetings will be held in accordance with the Chatham house rules, meaning their closed nature and allowing for an open discussion of the most urgent issues in Eurasia and in the world.
Over the years, more than 200 speakers from 40 countries have attended the Club meetings.
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