At this RUSI conference, representatives from the UK, Pakistan and China will discuss opportunities for collaboration on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
RUSI is currently working on a project funded by the UK government on the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
As the first iteration of two regional conferences, RUSI and the UK Government will bring together representatives from the diplomatic community, government, academia and the private sector from the UK, Pakistan and China, in order to discuss opportunities for collaboration on CPEC.
With preliminary research already completed, RUSI will present its findings on the current characteristics and understanding of CPEC. Based on this, a series of areas for potential cooperation will be proposed, as well as how UK-China collaboration could help mitigate the various challenges to the successful implementation of CPEC in Pakistan. In particular, the energy sector, services sector and consultancy, and the training and education sector stand to benefit greatly from further collaboration and investment.
Representatives will offer the views from Beijing and Islamabad.The day’s discussion will be help guide and inform a larger CPEC conference to take place in Pakistan in May 2017.