Regional expert conference “25 Years of Independence: Energy Security Issues in Central Asia and Beyond” was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan

On 14-15 December, 2016 Regional expert conference titled "25 years of Independence: Energy Security issues in Central Asia and Beyond" was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.

The conference was organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan with the support of the Office of the NATO Liaison Officer in Central Asia, the Embassy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Ashgabat, and the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, RUSI (UK).

The conference was attended by the experts from international and national think tank institutions from Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, representatives of key ministries and departments, scientists and researchers of the leading higher educational institutions of Turkmenistan, representatives of diplomatic missions and international organizations accredited in Turkmenistan.

During the plenary sessions of the conference the participants discussed issues related to energy security, the creation of a platform for the timely exchange of views and experiences on issues of common security and stability challenges in Central Asia, Afghanistan, India and Pakistan.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Turkmenistan