A two-day-long session of the Scientific Committee of NATO opens in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, today. This is the first time such session is held in Central Asia. Discussed will be NATO's potential as to supporting scientific cooperation in the region.
According to NATO's press service, the agenda will touch upon achievements under the Virtual Silk Wayproject, which is a programme for developing computer networks in Southern Caucasus and Central Asia covering the research and study institutes of the region and connecting them with similar networks in Europe via satellite channels. Uzbekistan's scientists are expected to become the first participants of this project to be launched some time this year.
Jean Fournet, NATO's Undersecretary General for Science, is supposed to meet with the participants of the Tomorrow's Leaders regional youth seminar organised under NATO's scientific programme.
Moscow is trying to stop Balkan countries from entering NATO. Greece eventually took measures against Russia, even though Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had earlier said that Russia was Greece's strategic partner
The Ukrainian government refuses to abode by its obligations, rejects a peaceful resolution of the conflict, and disregards its own people, the president said