Several Central Asian Countries May Move from Asia Pacific Region to European Region
The Executive Committee voted at its February 6 meeting to recommend to the HoD a change in the boundary between AAPG’s Asia Pacific and European regions. According to the motion, the countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan would be transferred to the European Region.
This change was requested by Asia Pacific Region President Peter Baillie and European Region President Vlastimila Dvorakova after they held discussions about how best to serve members in these Central Asian nations. Before the EC vote, I contacted the one affiliated society that would be affected by this change, the Association of Petroleum Geologists of Kazakhstan. And APGK President Baltabek Kuandykov responded in writing that APGK supports the proposed modification.