LONDON: Afghanistan Investment Fund director Dr Mohammad Hotak will be speaking as a keynote speaker at the Silk Road Investment Forum 2017 in London later this year.
Organised by Claret Consulting, and its partners such as BACCI, International Capital Market Association (ICMA), American Chamber of Commerce, Mongolia and participating partners such as World Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), International Finance Corporation (IFC), UK Export Finance and others, the event will bring together some of the leading voices and thought leaders on the Silk Road and the great opportunities that the region offers to the world.
In 2013, President Xi Jinping of China outlined a bold and ambitious vision for infrastructure development. The “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) Initiative includes the Silk Road Economic Belt and the Maritime Silk Road, referencing the extensive trade routes that dominated medieval trade between East and West.
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These infrastructure initiatives encompass an impressive array of investments, including transportation, energy and telecommunications, to foster economic development and improve relations across Eurasia. The Initiative faces major political, technical and financial challenges but offers even greater potential benefits.
Silk Road initiatives are to be applauded as they envision the integration of Eurasia like never before. China and its ever-growing list of partners have a real interest in developing the region and seeing it thrive beyond narrow security interests. The new and growing interest from China will only invite more investment and support from the US and other donor and investor countries. Adopting participatory and collaborative approaches will help to ensure the success of the initiative.
Dr Hotak will join important leaders from across the world from the private, public and nongovernmental sector to share their thoughts on the challenges and opportunities offered by the economic initiatives taking place from China to London at the Silk Road Investment Forum 2017.
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