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Wednesday, 18 September 2013

CACI FORUM: The Southern Corridor of the New Silk Road

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

CACI Forum

"The Southern Corridor of the New Silk Road"


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H.E. Elin Suleymanov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to the U.S.

H.E. Archil Gegeshidze, Ambassador of Georgia to the U.S.

H.E. Meret B. Orazov, Ambassador of Turkmenistan to the U.S.


Svante E. Cornell, Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute.

Wednesday, September 18, 5-7 p.m.

Rome Auditorium, 1st Fl., the Rome Building

SAIS, Johns Hopkins University

16 19 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.

Washington, DC 20036

At this Forum, CACI is pleased to feature three ambassadors whose countries are pivotal to the successful development of the southern corridor of the New Silk Road, a route opening trade and transport routes from Europe clear to Hanoi and on. Encompassing this wide network are the routes westward, to Europe via Istanbul as well as the Viking railroad north to the Baltic, and eastwards, through Pakistan and Afghanistan on to India, China and Southeast Asia. This Forum will particularly focus on bilateral, regional and international Trade and Transport agreements crucial to the realization of the network.

The Forum is preceded by a reception and light refreshments from 5 to 5:30 p.m. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m. and conclude at 7 p.m.
The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute is a primary institution in the United States for the study of the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Caspian Region. The Institute, affiliated with Johns Hopkins University-SAIS, forms part of a Joint Center with the Silk Road Studies Program, affiliated with the Stockholm-based Institute for Security and Development Policy. Additional information about the Joint Center, as well as its several publications series, is available at


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