Vusal Gasimli spoke at the 32nd Economic Forum in Poland
Vusal Gasimli, executive director of the Center for Analysis of Economic Reforms and Communication, participated in the 32nd Economic Forum held in Karpacz, Poland. Within the framework of the forum "New values of the old continent - Europe is on the threshold of changes", a panel on "The Middle Corridor connecting Europe to Asia" was organized by CAERC. In the panel, V. Gasimli made a presentation on "Middle Corridor: potential for Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia". He said that the Middle Corridor, in terms of its unique geographical position, plays the role of a vital bridge connecting Europe and Asia, connects the resource-rich regions of Central Asia with the industrial centers of Europe, and all countries in the region will benefit from this transport platform. This, in turn, makes the Middle Corridor a key point for energy transit, trade and economic cooperation through the South Caucasus. Saying that Azerbaijan attaches special importance to the realization of this project, V. Gasimli emphasized that there is no effective alternative to the Middle Corridor on the mentioned route. In this context, he touched on the importance of the Zangezur Corridor and said that the Zangezur Corridor, which connects the Caspian and Mediterranean Sea basins, Southeast and Central Asia and Europe, will make a significant contribution to the creation of a comprehensive communication network in the region by creating an additional connection with the Middle Corridor.
Hans Holzhaker (chief economist of the CAREC Institute), Damjan Krnjevik Miskovic (ADA University, Director of Policy Studies), Yucin Seah (Chief Operations Administrator of the Port of Baku), Lazlo Vasa (chief adviser of the Hungarian Institute of International Relations) and Mehmet Tosun (professor of the University of Nevada, USA) also gave speeches at the panel.
Also, more than 350 discussions on business, investment, new economy, sustainable development, energy, innovations, healthcare, management, cyber security and international relations were organized within the Forum, as well as an exchange of views on the situation in Ukraine.
The international event was attended by more than 5000 guests from more than 60 countries of America, Europe and Asia, including state and government officials, heads of international organizations, heads of large companies, well-known economists, politicians, scientists, representatives of civil society institutions.
It should be noted that the Economic Forum is the largest and most important conference in Central and Eastern Europe. For 30 years now, the Forum has been bringing together thousands of people from more than 60 countries of the world, serving as a platform where the most important figures of the world's politics and economy can exchange ideas.
Sector director of the Monitoring of socio-economic programs
Head of the Monitoring and evaluation division
Executive director of CAERC