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30 Years of U.S.-Caspian Diplomatic Relations: A Ministerial Discussion

30 Years of U.S.-Caspian Diplomatic Relations: A Ministerial Discussion

For thirty years, U.S.- Caspian engagement has proven a critical component of regional stability and goodwill. In 2021, the countries of the Caspian region celebrated their thirtieth year of independence, and the Caspian Policy Center, which has served as a bridge between the region and the United States celebrated its fifth anniversary. To celebrate what the countries of the Caspian region have achieved in their independence and to look towards future U.S.-Caspian prosperity in the next thirty years, the Caspian Policy Center is proud to host a panel of senior representatives to discuss the past, present, and future of U.S.-Caspian relations.    


9:00 – 9:05   Welcome & Opening Remarks 

  • - Efgan Nifti, Chief Executive Officer, Caspian Policy Center

9:05 – 9:35   Keynote Remarks  

  • - Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Donald Lu 
  • - Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Karen Donfried (Invited)
  • - Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Laura Cooper (Invited)

9:35 am – 10:15 am Ministerial Remarks 

  • - Ambassador (ret.) Richard Hoagland, Moderator, Security and Politics Program Chair, Caspian Policy Center
  • - Ministerial Level Representative from Armenia
  • - Ministerial Level Representative from Azerbaijan
  • - Ministerial Level Representative from Georgia
  • - Ministerial Level Representative from Kazakhstan
  • - Ministerial Level Representative from the Kyrgyz Republic
  • - Ministerial Level Representative from Tajikistan
  • - Ministerial Level Representative from Turkmenistan
  • - Ministerial Level Representative from Uzbekistan

10:15 am – 10:30 am Moderated Discussion