The first day of the second Caspian Economic Forum (CEF) turned out to be extremely busy on the agenda. A simple enumeration of the topics of the “round tables” shows how wide the range of interests of the business circles of the Caspian countries. These are: “The Caspian region as part of a large Eurasian partnership: new challenges and development prospects”, “The Caspian region in the global climate agenda: challenges, opportunities, approaches”, “Caspian five energy projects”, “Caspian partnership – protecting health and the economy from epidemics”, “Cooperation between the countries of the Caspian region in the field of tourism”, “Comfortable urban environment”, “Youth entrepreneurship: opportunities and barriers”, “Law and scientific diplomacy for the sustainable development of the Caspian region”.
Representatives of the Turkmen delegation took an active part in bilateral business meetings, as well as in the exchange of views as part of the delegations at the discussions on the topic “Caspian: a Eurasian transport and logistics hub”. The delegation of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan took part in the meeting of the International Council for Business Cooperation of the Chambers of Commerce and Industry of the countries of the Caspian region “Business Caspian”.
The business elite of the five Caspian countries has gathered at the venues of the Moscow innovation center Skolkovo, realizing that the fate of the densely populated region of the planet will largely depend on the results of today’s discussions. Today, the Caspian region unites five countries with a population of more than 270 million people – Russia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. They account for 12.6 percent of world energy exports and 7 percent of world exports in general. In the coming years, these numbers are likely to increase exponentially.
On the second day of the forum, its participants will have an equally rich program, including a plenary session with speeches by the heads of delegations of five countries.