Advancing US Interests in the Trans-Caspian East-West Trade and Transit Corridor

Tuesday 27 June 2017 / 09:00 - 11:30 / 9:00 - 9:30 - Breakfast, Networking & Registration

Washington, DC Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2203. 45 Independence Ave SW, 20515 Washington, DC. Click here for a map

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The Central Asia, Caspian Sea, South Caucasus and Black Sea regions together form a strategically important transit corridor between Asia and Europe. Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan,Turkey and Turkmenistan are in the process of forming the integrated network of infrastructure elements and harmonization of the customs and cross-border procedures, that will facilitate trade, as well as strategic access to Eurasian heartland.

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute is inviting you to join us and the Embassies of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Turkmenistan to the USA, to discuss projects and investment opportunities for the US companies, as well as supporting government policies for the development of the modern Silk Road – an important strategic link between Asia and Europe.



9:00 – 9:30  –  Breakfast / Networking / Registration

9:30 – 9:35  – Welcoming remarks by Mamuka Tsereteli, Senior Fellow, Central-Asia Caucasus Institute

9:35 – 9:45  – Address by US Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX)

9:45 – 9:55  – Address by Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH)

09:55 – 10:10 – Keynote remarks by Rear Admiral Lawrence B. Jackson
Director of Strategy, Capabilities, Policy and Logistics, US Transportation Command

10:15 – 11:05  Presenting the common message by the Forum country officials

– Said Mubin Shah, Commercial Attaché, former Deputy Minister of Finance of Afghanistan
– Elchin Ahmadov, Head of Coordinating Council on Transit Freight (Azerbaijan)
– David Javakhadze, Deputy Director of Transport and Logistics Development Policy Department, MOESD (Georgia)
– Sergey Anashkin, Executive Director, “Kazakhstan Temir Zholy (KTZ)“ JSC
– Tugay Tuncer, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Turkey

11:05 – 11:30  Discussion

Moderator: Mamuka Tsereteli, Senior Fellow, Central-Asia Caucasus Institute

Please note location of this forum.

Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2203
45 Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC