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About the Forum of Mayors of the Cities of the Silk Road Countries "Global Silk Road"

31 May 2018

In the framework of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Astana the Forum of Mayors of Silk Road Countries "Global Silk Road" will be held on 2-3 July this year. The main events will take place at the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation. A business program will be held at the Palace of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

The event is organized by Akimat of Astana, International Secretariat G-Global and Astana International Financial Centre, involving 28 Kazakhstani and foreign co-organizers.

The Forum will bring together mayors of the Silk Road countries, leaders of world business, financial institutions, state figures and scholars, representatives of non-governmental and international organizations, mass media from more than 60 countries along the Great Silk Road.

To date, 1,605 participants from 51 countries have been registered, including 23 mayors of Europe, Asia, the CIS, 15 political leaders, 1 Nobel Prize Laureate, more than 100 foreign speakers and moderators, and 60 major TNCs of the world.

Within the framework of the Forum it is planned to discuss relevant issues of urban development and their role in today’s globalized world as the main centers of growth and innovation.

Besides, there will be 20 thematic events dedicated to the key issues of the digitalization of the 21st century Silk Road, sustainable development, reduction of economic inequality, identifying new ways of international trade rules, use and regulation of crypto-currencies, a new format for organizing international business cooperation, scientific expertise support for project implementation "One Belt, One Road", as well as addressing the important and fundamental issues of women, youth and NGOs.

As a results of the Forum, it is planned to establish a Club of Mayors of cities in the countries of the Silk Road and the Association of Businessmen of the Silk Road Countries. It is also planned to conclude a number of agreements and memorandums.

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International Secretariat of G-GLOBAL:


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