Prof. Hamidullah Farooqi Chancellor of Kabul University and Senior Minister Adviser of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in Higher Education Affairs went to Kyrgyzstan on 15th July 2018 to attend the third meeting of the think tanks development forum of th

The third forum for the development of think tanks of the CAREC member countries includes the countries of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan on the invitation of the CI Institute of Research (CAREC INSTITUTE ) was launched under the title of  “Building Knowledge Corridors along the Silk Road”.

The main purpose of this meeting or the academic discourse is to study how to exchange, transfer and unblock academic values ​​in order to accelerate economic growth in Central Asian countries, which was developed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). In addition to ADB, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the IMF, the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the World Bank (WB) also supported the program, which included representatives of various academic sectors, civil society, business community, business and the private sector in the aggregate, as well as academic research and study communities from all member states, as well as international organizations and countries supporting the program.

The summit focused on issues related to various research programs in different fields of science, the role of counseling at universities, and the exchange of their research findings with business associations and intellectual associations focused on scientific research and, finally, on the creation of University of Kirk region has been discussing. Further attention is being paid to developing countries that need more cooperation in the development of their academic institutions and universities, those included in the special session on the relationship between universities and the role of universities in creating think tank transmissions, knowledge and creativity. There was academic discussion among the countries of the Central Asian geographic area. Co-ordination in the sector of education and higher education in all areas of the exchange initiative will provide the necessary structural necessities in this field. The exchange of students, the introduction of joint diploma programs, the exchange of professors, cooperation and coordination in collaborative research programs, mutual recognition and mutual recognition of expertise, skills and competences, the development of higher education in general, and vocational training specifically discussed with the significance and pivot of the Bishkek discourse was prominent. These were debates that were discussed and celebrated on the second day of the discourse by students and other participants of the special session of universities.

The usefulness of our company at this regional summit, in addition to representing our country as a member of the Kirk Organization, has been the need and aspirations of Afghanistan to provide the widest possible range of regional economic integration, in particular the scientific and specialized convergence of member states to establish corridors and highlighting the transfer of knowledge and thought through institutionalized institutional relationships between academia and universities.

The interest and readiness of the country's higher education institutions to highlight the outcome of this academic and expert conference in the development of joint cooperation. The presence of active participation in the discourses as well as the acquisition of Kirk membership for Afghanistan has brought about convergence and connecting countries in reaching fortitude has developed into one of the well-developed infrastructural structures that make it possible for sustainable development in the country.

 

It is noteworthy that Afghanistan became a member of Central Asian Economic Cooperation Organization (CAREC) in 2005 along with nine other member states. From the very beginning, Afghanistan has worked closely with other member countries to further explore the areas of further cooperation in this area in order to reestablish its historic role as a trading and cultural transit region. Afghanistan, as a strategic bridge between South Asia and Central Asia, wishes to jointly utilize the infrastructure of the region which the Kirk Organization pledges to build and develop in order to play its role.

Major highways and rail networks, including the first railroad in the country, now provide ground for connecting our country's corners with other parts of the country and the region. The strategy and actions of the Kirk Organization, in all respects, are in line with our National Development Strategy programs in the field of development of transport infrastructure; both in the area of ​​development of trade and regional trade relations and in ensuring the availability of reliable, efficient and optimal energy in the country.