Eurasian Expert Forum established
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 11 / Trend E.Tariverdiyeva /
The Eurasian expert forum has today completed its first meeting in Astana. The meeting decided to turn the structure into a permanent expert structure, the Trend Expert Council member, chief editor of the Russian analytical agency Vestnik Kavkaza and Moscow State University History Department Deputy Dean, Alexei Vlasov told Trend over telephone from Astana.
"A working group was formed, which in three weeks will prepare a proposal addressed to the expert communities of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, and Israel," he said.
The Eurasian Expert Forum's working group includes Alexei Vlasov, Director of the Caucasian Department under the Russian State Humanitarian University and Trend Expert Council member Ismayil Agakishiyev, Trend Agency Director General Ilgar Huseynov and Director of the Kazakh Institute of Parliamentary People's Democratic Party "Nur Otan" Bolat Baikadamov.
The forum discussed issues of systematizing the experience of state building in post-Soviet space and conducted an analysis of integration processes in the CIS in the context of the new challenges of the global economy, as well as trends shaping the national identity of the new generation of citizens, who grew up during the years of independence in Commonwealth.
Agakishiyev told Trend that at present, only a working group had been established, which should work out all the details of the future organization.
"We are still in the making. We created a working group that in the coming weeks should decide on the charter of the forum, its composition and structure," Agakishiyev said.
He said the creation of such an independent Eurasian Expert Forum is very important.
"I think we are even late in its creation. The purpose of this forum is that the experts of the CIS countries could meet and discuss all aspects of economic and political changes, and then make some specific conclusions and decisions, which may be useful to society," Agakishiyev said.
Speaking at the meeting on "20 years of post-Soviet development: results and new trends," Vlasov proposed to establish a working group to develop a program for the forum.
"I call on to hold our next meeting in Moscow or Baku, devoting its theme, in my opinion, to the most important and relevant segment for our youth audience, namely," Communications Forum," he said.