CAMCA 2018 (Central Asia-Mongolia-Caucasus-Afghanistan) Regional Forum was held in Baku, Azerbaijan on June 21-23, 2018. Organized by ADA University, the Rumsfeld Foundation, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and the CAMCA Network, CAMCA 2018 Regional Forum convened over 230 representatives from more than 20 countries to discuss important issues and developments surrounding the Forum theme: “CAMCA: Emerging Regionalism.” This was made possible with the support of local sponsors including SOCAR, the Port of Baku, the U.S. Embassy in Baku and more.
Highlights included remarks and participation by H.E. Novruz Mammadov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Jeyhun Bayramov, Minister of Education of the Republic of Azerbaijan; Mikayil Jabbarov, Minister of Taxes of the Republic of Azerbaijan; Ambassador Hafiz Pashayev, Rector of ADA University; Ambassador Nasir Andisha, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan; ; Ambassador Tedo Japaridze, Foreign Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister of Georgia; Shigeo Katsu, President of Nazarbayev University; Kairat Kelimbetov, Governor, Astana International Financial Center; Senator Sodyq Safoev, First Deputy Chairman of the Senate of Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan; Ambassador Paul Wolfowitz, former President of the World Bank and former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense; and more.
Attendees came to Baku from across the CAMCA countries, the EU, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Pakistan, Singapore, Ukraine and the United States.