European Institute for Asian Studies
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Challenges and Opportunities
  • Start11:00 AM - Dec 02 2015
  • End01:00 PM - Dec 02 2015
  • EIAS, Rue de la Loi 67, B-1040 Brussels
  • eias@eias.org

Geplaatst door EIAS op woensdag 16 december 2015

Programme

10:30-11:00   Registration
11:00-11:15   Introduction by the Chair

Mr David Fouquet – Senior Associate, European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS)

11:15-12:30   Panel Discussion

– Dr Safdar A. Sohail – Minister-Counsellor, Embassy of Pakistan in Brussels
– Mr Tomas Niklasson – Deputy Head of Division – Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives, European External Action Service (EEAS)
– Ms Laurence Vandewalle – Asia Analyst for the Policy Department, European Parliament

12:30-13:00   Q&A

The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Challenges and Opportunities

The proposed China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) – the USD 46 billion infrastructural megaproject that is set to link northwestern China to the Pakistani port of Gwadar, on the Indian Ocean – has been heralded as a game-changer for regional geoeconomics and global geopolitics alike.

As a platform for the promotion of dialogue and mutual understanding between Europe and Asia on affairs of strategic importance, the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) organizes this conference seeking to raise awareness and interest regarding the biggest overseas investment project initiated by the Government of China, which is set to transform Pakistan into a regional economic and connectivity hub, further bolstering Sino-Pakistani ties.

In addition to providing a general overview of the project – of which there is yet relatively little awareness within Europe, despite its unprecedented scale – the event shall shed light on the hurdles, along with the opportunities this developmental project is likely to encounter. To this aim, experts from a varied array of backgrounds will provide short presentations on the CPEC, offering diverse perspectives from the various stakeholders involved in the megaproject, thus creating the space for a constructive and informative dialogue on the significance of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.


As a platform for the promotion of dialogue and mutual understanding between Europe and Asia on affairs of strategic importance, the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) organized this conference seeking to raise awareness and interest regarding the biggest overseas investment project initiated by the Government of China, which is set to transform Pakistan into a regional economic and connectivity hub, further bolstering Sino-Pakistani ties.



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