Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 7
By Aygun Badalova - Trend: The Southern Gas Corridor will be one of the main topics of discussion at the Caspian Forum to be held in Istanbul on December 4-5.
The Caspian Forum 2013 is organized by the Caspian Strategy Institute.
The Caspian Forum is a platform that explores the economic, political, and strategic potential of the Caspian region and defines areas of collaboration and partnership with the spirit of the win-win principle.
The Forum aims to create a space for multilateral cooperation and to avoid geopolitical rivalry. The Forum is a unique setting to promote a shared vision on the issues of security, economy and energy of the broader Caspian region.
According to the Caspian Forum's official website, the event will be attended by government officials, representatives from academia, business, policy making circles, NGOs from all over the world.
"The Caspian region and Eurasia have become a center of attraction with critical energy reserves and large transportation corridors. This region has historically been significant in terms of civilizational encounters, economic interactions and rich natural reserves. It is once again on the agenda within the balances of changing agenda of global politics and economy," the forum's website reported.
The Forum considers energy and transportation, among others, as two main pillars of defining the Caspian region. It will examine the region's energy resources, economic diversification, transportation projects, and security issues.