On October 18th, 2021, the International Institute for Central Asian Studies (IICAS) team participated in the international conference "New Uzbekistan and Regional Partnership in Central Asia", co-organized by the International Institute of Central Asia (IICA) and the representative office of the K. Adenauer Foundation in Central Asia. The event was dedicated to the 30th Anniversary of Independence of Uzbekistan and other Central Asian states.
Over 20 prominent experts - scientists and practitioners - from Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Russia, China, and the USA have presented their reports in this event, which is undoubtedly of great importance to Uzbekistan and the entire Central Asian region. The conference was attended by representatives of universities, research centers and public organizations, including the Institute for Strategic and Regional Studies (ISRM) under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, National Institute for Strategic Studies (NISR) of the Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies (KISR), Russian State University for the Humanities, Center for Central Asian Studies of the Shaanxi State Pedagogical University (PRC), Central Asia-Caucasus Institute (the USA) and the Development Strategy Center (Uzbekistan).
Among the key subjects in the limelight of the conference discussions were the achievements over the past 30 years made in Uzbekistan and throughout the Central Asian region. Close attention was paid not simply to issues of cooperation between countries in the trading, economic, infrastructural, cultural, humanitarian and social dimensions, but to the full-fledged regional integration, where the common interests of the entire Central Asia will be in focus, and where sustainable development problems will receive practical solutions. The keynote of the discussions throughout the conference was cultural and ethnic diversity of the region as the cornerstone of unity of the nations of Central Asia.