Amid continued conflict in Afghanistan, Central Asian states have continued to intensify their engagement with their southern neighbor. Led by Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, Central Asians are no longer seeking to contain Afghanistan but are instead actively contributing to the country’s development. Kazakhstan’s commitment to peace and development in Afghanistan is long-standing, and its contributions manifold. In this event organized in cooperation with the Embassy of Kazakhstan, Ambassador Kaliyev discussed the situation in Afghanistan, the role of foreign players and actors, Afghanistan’s impact on regional security, as well as the role of Europe and America and avenues for cooperation with Kazakhstan.
This online forum was the first of a series of events marking the 30th anniversary of the independence of Kazakhstan.
H.E. Talgat Kaliyev, Special Representative of the President of Kazakhstan for Afghanistan.
S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program
Svante E. Cornell, Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program
Aida Yermekkalieva, Chargé d’Affaires a.i., Embassy of Kazakhstan, Stockholm
When: March 3, 2021, 9:30 AM EST / 3:30 PM CET
The event is now available on YouTube.