Europe After The Lisbon Treaty. Strategies for the Future
Debate: Islamic Financial Institutions in Europe Alberto Brugnoni, President of the Board, ASSAI , Italy; Linar Jakupow, President, Foundation for the Development of Islamic Business and Finance, Russia; Brian Kettell, Senior Teaching Fello , School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom
ahan Owanesjan, President of the Armenian Revolutionary Faction, Na- tional Assembly of Armenia, in turn highlighted the necessity to acknow- ledge the rights of countries to self-determination and defense of their own interests. In his view, peace is not always the highest value and although no-o- ne wants war to happen, they are bound to be ready to defend their own interests. W R egional cooperation is of primary importance for such countries as Kirghiz- stan. Sultan Akhmatov, Deputy-Minister, Ministry of Economic Regulations of Kirghizstan, highlighted the fact that the countries from South Asia should be perceived as the common region, since none of these countries is self-sucient, e.g. as for human resources. Therefore, internationalisation should be perceived as the top priority in the policy of the whole of Central Asia. Russia should have a very important task in this area since it has to control this process and provide support to countries with smaller economies under signed agreements – stated Achmatov.
Brendan Kenneally, Member of Parliament, Parliament of Ireland; Sultan Akhmatov, Deputy-Minister; Guro Slettemark, Secretary General, ransparency International, Nowary
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