Reshaping Eurasian Space: Common Perspectives from China, Russia and Kazakhstan Think Tanks

03.07.2017 11:00 Valdai Discussion Club Conference Hall (Bolshaya Tatarskaya 42, Moscow, Russia)
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Valdai Discussion Club will present the tripartite Russian-Kazakh-Chinese report, titled "Reshaping Eurasian Space: Common Perspectives from China, Russia and Kazakhstan Think Tanks."

The report is the first of its kind collective work of Russian, Kazakh and Chinese authors devoted to the practice of integration processes in Eurasia. It was prepared by experts from the leading research centers of these countries - the Valdai Discussion Club (Russia), the Kazakhstan Council on Foreign Relations (Kazakhstan), the Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University (China).

On May 8, 2015, the presidents of Russia and China signed the joint statement on conjugation of the EAEU and the One Belt, One Road Chinese initiative. Properly the Russian-Chinese interaction and support for the initiative at the highest level is the basis of the project. On October 16, 2015, at the summit in Astana the intention to cooperate with China on this issue was supported by all the leaders of the "Eurasian Five" (Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia). In May 2016, the Eurasian intergovernmental council instructed to coordinate actions and intensify the negotiations.

In order to clarify the understanding of the processes in the Eurasian space, this report was prepared. The international team of authors analyzes the possibility of strategic cooperation between China and Russia in connection with the Chinese One Belt, One Road initiative and its connection with the EAEU strategy. The report highly appreciates the current level of cooperation and provides recommendations for the implementation of the historic opportunity to unite the Chinese initiative and the Russian strategy.

Speakers:

∙ Timofei Bordachev, Programme Director of the Valdai Discussion Club;

∙ Naila Almukhamedova, leading expert of the socio-cultural department of the "Parasat" Institute for System Studies;

∙ Ivan Safranchuk, associate professor of the Department of Global Political Processes of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations and member of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy.

Working languages: Russian / English (simultaneous translation).

Date: July 3, 2017, 11:00-12:30.

Venue: Valdai Discussion Club Conference Hall (Moscow, Bolshaya Tatarskaya Str., 42, 3rd floor).

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