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25 Years of Independence, Sovereignty and Diplomatic Relations Round Table

Organised by Cambridge Central Asia Forum, Jesus College and Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge, UK

18 March 2017

14:30 – 14:45 Opening session: Central Asia and Cambridge Welcome & Introduction (Chair: Nick Ray, Convenor, Central Asia Forum) Professor Lord Robert Mair, FRS, Chairman of CCAF Committee Dr. Siddharth Saxena, Director, Cambridge Central Asia Forum

14:45– 16:00 Round table dedicated to Central Asia and Eurasia’s 25 years of Independence, Sovereignty and Diplomatic Relations (Chair: Mr. Ray)

Key Speakers:

1. His Excellency Yazmurad Serayev, Ambassador of Turkmenistan

2. His Excellency Alisher Kurmanov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan

3. Her Excellency Gulnara Iskakova, Ambassador of Kyrgyz Republic

4. His Excellency Erlan Idrissov, Ambassador of Kazakhstan

5. Mr Asliddin Rakhmatov, Head of Mission of Tajikistan

Academic remarks led by Prof K. Sagadiev (Kazakhstan) and Dr Shailaja Fennell (Cambridge)

16:00– 17.00 Announcement of Forthcoming Publications (Chair Dr. Fennell)

1. His Excellency Erlan Idrissov’s words on contributions of Prof Prof Kenzhegali Sagadiev

2. Prof Prof Kenzhegali Sagadiev’s words about his forthcoming book: Reforms in Kazakhstan: An Analytical View

3. Mr Masaru Honoma, Director for Central Asia and Mongolia’s words about his book Banking in Central Asia and Mongolia since 1875

17.00 – 17:45 Reception in honour of the authors