4-day Intl Conf on revival of silk route in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Oct 13: The Centre of Central Asian Studies (CCAS) of University of Kashmir is organising a four-day International Conference on ''dynamics and revival of silk route, perspective, challenges and opportunities'' here from October 15, five days before the opening of Srinagar-Muzaffarabad route for trade.

According to Prof Mushtaq Ahmad Kaw, coordinator of the conference, besides academicians from India, large foreign participants from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajkistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Chiana, Japan, Turkey, Italy, France and US are expected to participate in the conference.

He said it was being held ahead of re-opening of the silk route offshoot across Srinagar-Muzaffarabad on October 21 for trade.

Mr Kaw said Jammu and Kashmir Governor, who is chancellor of the Kashmir University will be the chief guest while Dr Tamerian Karayev, Ambassadaor of the Azerbaijan in India will be the guest of honour.

He said there will be a special session for discussion on the restoration of trans Kashmir silk route network during the conference.

The Vice Chancellor of the varsity Prof Riyaz Punjabi will preside over the function.


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