YEAR 2013: Discover Asia

February 23, 2022, 18:49

In 2013 the International Public Foundation, "Roza Otunbayeva Initiative", in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in the Kyrgyz Republic, held VII meeting within the Discover Asia initiative. This time the topic, "Education reforms in Kazakhstan - the basis for progress and sustainable development", was presented for discussion.

Later on, in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in the Kyrgyz Republic, a "Discover Asia" meeting was organised on the topic of the Republic of Indonesia.The theme of the meeting was, "The role of Parliament in implementing economic reforms:Development of Small and Medium Business in Indonesia". Mr. Fahir Hamza and Mr. Nudirman Munir, Members of Parliament of the Republic of Indonesia, as well as Mr. Marjoko Pratomo, Head of Planning Bureau of Ministry of Cooperatives, Small and Medium Enterprises, and Ms. Juana Sutiyowati, Director General of SMESCO INDONESIA, spoke during the meeting.

Representatives of state authorities of the Kyrgyz Republic, MPsand representatives of small and medium businesses, were invited to participate in the meetings.

At the end of 2013, the initiative adopted a new format, and at the invitation of the Foundation, leading international experts and political scientists from Russia came to Kyrgyzstan: ArkadyDubnov, an expert on Central Asia and a columnist for the «Moscow News», and Lukyanov Fedor, editor-in-chief of «Russia in Global Politics».

The experts presented their vision of current international issues, answered questions of concern regarding the interconnectedness of countries within the CIS, the Customs Union, and many others.