On 4th October 2018, Centre for Global & Strategic Studies in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Tajikistan and Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Islamabad organized a Conference “New Dimensions of Tajikistan-Uzbekistan Relations: Positive Impact on the Region”. The lead partner of the conference was The Asia Foundation.
The aim and focus of the Conference was to analyse the start of the thaw between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan as the relations between both the states are growing and have positive impacts on the region. The event brought together diplomats, government representatives and individuals from public and private entities. Through the platform provided by the CGSS, many prospects were discussed that could be assistive for enhancing the relations between both the countries. The Conference also yield various policy recommendations.
The guest speakers of the Conference included the following:
a. His Excellency Sherali Jononov, Ambassador of the Republic of Tajikistan to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Islamabad
b. His Excellency Furqat A. Sidiqov, Ambassador of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Islamabad
c. Major General Syed Khalid Amir Jaffery, HI(M), (Retd), President Center for Global and Strategic Studies, (CGSS) Islamabad
d. Brigadier Akhtar Nawaz Janjua SI(M), (Retd) – Senior Member Advisory Board CGSS
e. Mr. Ashfaq Ahmad Gondal, Former Federal Secretary of Information and Broadcasting, currently Senior Member Advisory Board, Center for Global and Strategic Studies, (CGSS) Islamabad
f. Dr. Adam Saud, Associate Professor of International Relations, Bahria University, Islamabad