The Oriental Business and Innovation Center (OBIC), Budapest, Hungary organized a Conference titled “The V4 in East Asia and East Asia in the V4” from 2nd - 3rd May, 2019. Lieutenant Colonel Khalid Taimur Akram (Retd) – Executive Director CGSS participated at the Conference and attended the two day proceedings. The Conference highlighted the present economic and political relations between the Visegrad Four Countries and East Asia. The aim of the Conference was to shed light on how the different economic and political factors determine the East-Asian countries’ relations with the Central European region, in particular the V4s and analyze the responses of relevant economic and political players of the region to recent changes in East Asia.
Lieutenant Colonel Khalid Taimur Akram, (Retd) – Executive Director CGSS presented paper on the topic “Cultural Diversity in the East Asia-V4 Relations: A Case Study of BRI”. The paper significantly acknowledges that how the cultural diversity in China-V4 relations has somehow be the cause of less Chinese investment. BRI project of China will connect a lot of countries in a time when there is a challenge to the world economy and creating a sense of harmony and building up their economy.