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Latvian Presidency and EU Policy Towards Central Asia

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CACI FORUM

Latvian Presidency and EU Policy Towards Central Asia

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, from 5 to 7 PM
(reception at 5 p.m., followed by main program at 5:30)

When Latvia assumed the EU presidency in January, 2015, it immediately identified Central Asia as a main focus of its presidency. It moved quickly to organize several high profile events and activities aimed at greater political and economic engagement of the EU with the region, and has more yet to come.  

Our speakers will discuss recent initiatives by the EU to enhance political and security contacts and greater trade between European countries and the states of Central Asia, and the implications of this policy for the region and also for the United States. 

 

Speakers:

   Eduards Stiprais
   
Undersecretary of State - Political Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia
   
   Klaus Botzet
   Head of Political Section, Delegation of the European Union to the United States

   Ambassador Richard E. Hoagland
   Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of State

   Andris Spruds
   Director, Institute of International Affairs, Latvia
 
Moderator:
   S Frederick Starr
   Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute/Silk Road Studies Program 

Location: 
Rome Building Auditorium
Johns Hopkins University - SAIS
1619 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20036

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