Asia regional outreach seminar on HCoC in Almaty

2 March 2017

On 2 March 2017, the FRS organised a regional outreach seminar in Almaty (Kazakhstan) directed towards non-subscribing states in the region.

AGENDA

WELCOMING REMARKS

  • Alexandre HOUNDAYER, Secretary General, Foundation for Strategic Research
  • Amb. Traian HRISTEA, Head of Delegation, Delegation of the European Union to Kazakhstan

 

KEYNOTE SPEECH

  • Amb. Kairat SARYBAY, Permanent Representative of Kazakhstan to the United Nations (Vienna)

 

I/ THE HCoC AGAINST THE PROLIFERATION OF BALLISTIC MISSILES: CONFIDENCE BUILDING MEASURE & PART OF THE NON-PROLIFERATION REGIME 

  • Bruno HANSES, Senior Expert, European External Action Service
  • Dr. Robert GERSCHNER, Head of Nuclear Weapons, IAEA, CTBTO Prep Com and NPT, Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, Austria
  • Lyailya TLEPBERGENOVA, Advisor to the National Space Committee Chairman of Kazakhstan
  • Emmanuelle MAITRE, Research Fellow, Foundation for Strategic Research

 

KEY ISSUES:

  • Presentation of the Code: its main provisions
  • The concrete meaning of implementing the HCoC
  • The HCoC in Asia: positions and evolution
  • Relevance of joining the HCoC in relation to Asian non-proliferation policies
  • Successes and challenges of the HCoC in today’s environment

 

II/ CURRENT TRENDS CONCERNING BALLISTIC MISSILES TECHNOLOGIES AND WMD PROLIFERATION: GENERAL & REGIONAL VIEWS

  • Ass. Prof. Hua HAN, Director for Arms Control and Disarmament, Peking University
  • Dr. Petr TOPYCHKANOV, Research Fellow, Carnegie Moscow Center
  • Dr. Seung Min LEE, Ballistic Missile Specialist, Defense Ministry, Republic of Korea

 

III/ CURRENT TRENDS CONCERNING SPACE LAUNCH TECHNOLOGIES & CAPABILITIES: DYNAMICS OF SPACE LAUNCH AND FUTURE USES OF SPACE APPLICATIONS 

  • Dr. Xavier PASCO, Director, FRS
  • Rajaram NAGAPPA, Professor and Dean, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bengaluru
  • Karlygash AKHMETOVA, Senior Expert the National Space Committee of Kazakhstan

 

KEY ISSUES:

  • Space development in Asia
  • The characteristics of the development of space launch technologies
  • The evolution of the satellite industry and its impact on the space launch sector

 

CONCLUDING REMARKS

  • Dr. Xavier PASCO, Director, FRS
  • Amb. Traian HRISTEA, Head of Delegation, Delegation of the EU to Kazakhstan
  • Nurken URMANTAYEV, Counsellor of Multilateral Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan

The seminar was mentioned on Kazakhstani national television:

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