PREX Global Network Follow-up Seminar by Theme — Central Asia (December 2022)
Among two follow-up seminars conducted in FY2022, we are going to report on the follow-up seminar covering Central Asia.
The military invasion of Ukraine that commenced in February 2022 was very shocking for the PREX members. I have an affinity with Russia and Ukraine, as I have acquaintances through work in both countries, so I felt frustrated and powerlessness, watching the everyday news of the devastating situation there.
Eventually, I strongly wished to establish face-to-face relations among PREX Global Network members. Face-to-face relations must lead to amicability and understanding between those people and their countries. Then, I proposed to conduct PREX Global Network Follow-up Seminars by Theme, targeting the PREX Global Network members in the Central Asia region.
On that day, Professor Andrey Belov from Russia (Fukui Prefectural University) and Mr. Nazym Baibosunov, an entrepreneur from Kyrgyz Republic (representative of ARIENTA CORPORATION) joined the seminar as topic providers, followed by an introduction between members and an exchange of opinions.
The members were divided into two breakout rooms and selected a facilitator per room. With Professor Belov and Mr. Baibosunov, very lively discussions were held by sharing their understanding of the topic providers’ speech, relationships between Central Asia and Japan, and connections in the Central Asia region.
PREX welcomes many participants not only from Russia and Ukraine but also Central Asia. Training courses targeted to those countries have been conducted in the Russian language. I have been taking it for granted that the Russian language serves to link people in the countries sharing their borders with adjoining countries in the Eurasian Continent. A participant also commented, “Being able to communicate in the Russian language is our strong point, and we will be able to cooperate and work together for future business, thanks to this opportunity to get to know each other.”
Nowadays, the state of world affairs are too complicated to predict the future. For this reason, we, PREX, would like to value maintaining face-to-face relations between PREX Global Network members even after conducting training courses.
PREX Global Network Follow-up Seminar by Theme — Central Asia
- Date: December 14, 2022
- Participants: 12 participants from 3 countries among the PREX Global Network members
- Participating countries: Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic
- Topic providers (titles omitted / in no particular order):
- Mr. Andrey Belov, Professor of the Fuculty of Economics, Fukui Prefectural University
- Mr. Nazym Baibosunov, representative of ARIENTA CORPORATION
(SETOGUCHI, YAMAUCHI, OZAKI, Posted on February 2, 2023)
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