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.
Eduards Stiprais Undersecretary of State - Political Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia