On May 6, 2019, a seminar was held at the Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University with the participation of professors and teachers of this university with the support of the Center for the Study of Central Asia,

on the topic: “Kazakhistan-Iranian Relations in Modern Geopolitical Conditions: Directions, Restrictions and Prospects” conducted by Tyulyubayeva Akmaral, a PhD student of the 2nd year of the specialty International Relations from the L.N Gumilyov Eurasian National University.

During the seminar, the participants were acquainted with the purpose and objectives of the internship of doctoral students of the Faculty of International Relations of the L.N. Gumilyov ENU who arrived at the Manas KTU on April 25 of this year to undergo a foreign scientific internship as part of the educational process of their university and based on the Memorandum of Understanding between the L.N.Gumilyov Eurasian National University and KTMU from April 7, 2017.

During the seminar, the main provisions and problems of studying the doctoral dissertation research on the above topic were reviewed and discussed. Tymalyubayeva Akmaral showed the objective prerequisites and theoretical foundations of the analysis of interaction between Kazakhstan and Iran, explained the historical, geographical, geopolitical prerequisites for the establishment and development of relations between the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Islamic Republic of Iran. The factors determining the directions of cooperation between the two republics in the field of security, economy, trade, transport, culture, etc. were also briefly reviewed.

Further, prospects for the development of bilateral relations between Kazakhstan and Iran were sounded in the near future, briefly described the role of Kazakhstan in Iran’s foreign policy and the importance of Iran for the Republic of Kazakhstan.

In conclusion, the participants of the seminar asked questions to the doctoral candidate on the above topics, also discussed the problems and peculiarities of interaction between Iran and other countries of Central Asia.