Senior diplomats, representatives of academia, experts and students gathered at Oxford University for the Oxford Silk Road Society panel session on Central Asia and regional security, politics, economy, culture and education. Kazakh Ambassador to the U.K. Erlan Idrissov and Uzbek Ambassador Alisher Shaihov attended the gathering, where Idrissov briefed participants on Kazakhstan’s vision about fundamental political and economic processes unfolding in the region. Regional ties are going through significant positive changes and the importance of the region in global politics is growing, he said, emphasising the rekindling of regional ties and increasingly frequent political dialogue of Central Asian countries. He stressed the importance of the first informal meeting of Central Asian leaders in March in Astana.
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