Forum to focus on Uzbekistan’s economic modernization under President Mirziyoyev

BISHKEK (TCA) — A Forum event “Economic Modernization in Uzbekistan under President Mirziyoyev” will take place in Washington, DC on April 10, organized by the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute (CACI).

Since Shavkat Mirziyoyev became Acting President in September 2016, the Government of Uzbekistan has embarked on a series of far-reaching reforms in practically every area from foreign policy to governance and culture. A key element in the reform agenda has been the modernization of Uzbekistan’s economy.

This Forum event marks the launch of another Silk Road Paper that analyzes this reform agenda. “Economic Modernization in Uzbekistan under President Mirziyoyev,” which will be publicly released on April 10, is authored by Mamuka Tserereli.

The Forum event, moderated by CACI Chairman S. Frederick Starr, will feature a summary of the published report, and commentary from representatives of the international financial institutions.

Speakers include: Mamuka Tsereteli, Senior Research Fellow, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute; Albert Jaeger, Mission Chief for Uzbekistan, IMF; and David M Gould, Lead Economist, Europe and Central Asia Region, World Bank.

The event will take place at the Middle East Institute, 1319 18th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 on Tuesday, April 10, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute is a leading institution in the U.S. for the study of the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Caspian Region. The institute, part of the American Foreign Policy Council, is a partner of a joint Center with the Silk Road Studies Program at the Institute for Security and Development Policy in Stockholm. Additional information about the Joint Center, as well as its several publications series, is available at silkroadstudies.org and cacianalyst.org.

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