Fabien Baussart

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Fabien Baussart
Born (1973-01-25) January 25, 1973 (age 46)
OccupationPresident of the Center of Political and Foreign Affairs

Fabien Baussart ((1973-01-25)January 25, 1973) is the founder and president of the think tank Center of Political and Foreign Affairs (CPFA),[1][2] which organizes events and discussions on various geopolitical topics around the world[3][4] with prominent political figures such as Zbigniew Brzezinski, Kofi Annan, José María Aznar, Mohamed ElBaradei, and Al Gore.[5][6]


Baussart is a businessman[7][8] who has invested in Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.[9] In 2005 he founded Xorus Press Inc.[10] which published the French and Russian editions of Foreign Policy[11] and invested in various media outlets in Ukraine, Russia and France. In 2010, Baussart sponsored a new art magazine entitled Le Monde de l'Art, which launched in Paris and was directed by the writer Guillaume de Sardes.[12][13] He also sponsored the KitSon Club, a French think tank.[14]

Fabien Baussart worked on various political crises, mainly concerning has Libya[15] and Syria,[16] by facilitating peace talks between different protagonists.

In 2015, as president of CPFA, he initiated peace talks on Syria in Astana with Randa Kassis by appealing to the first Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarbayev.[17][18]

Political initiatives[edit]

Peace in Syria[edit]

As the president of the Center of Political and Foreign Affairs, Fabian Baussart along with Randa Kassis called the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev to launch a peaceful solution to the crisis and the need for a dialogue between the divided opposition forces in Syria.[19] [20]

Two subsequent meetings were already held in Astana in May under the auspices of the Kazakh Foreign Minister and in October 2015. The second meeting was opened by the Secretary of State of Kazakhstan Gulshara Abdykalikova and mediated by Fabien Baussart and the Kazakh Deputy Foreign Minister Askar Mussinov.[21] [22] At the end of these meetings, two resolutions were signed by the participants, which created the Astana political platform and helped pave the way for the peace process in Astana.[23] [24] [25]

In February and July 2017 Baussart and Kassis initiated discussions in Geneva to develop a preparatory document to reform the Syrian Constitution as part of a comprehensive political process. [26] This initiative was launched during meetings on the formation of a constitutional committee [27]and subsequently promoted During the National Conference in Sochi in January 2018 by Randa Kassis despite objections from the Syrian government and part of the opposition.[28]

Peace talks - Kazakhstan[edit]

In 2015, Fabien Baussart launched the “Committee of the Wise” initiative to address various issues related to international peace.

The committee was composed of several Nobel Peace Prize laureates, including former Israeli President Shimon Peres, former Vice President of Egypt, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency Mohamed ElBaradei, former President of Poland Lech Walesa, Guatemalan human rights activist Rigoberta Menchu Tom and Chairman of the IPCC Rajendra Pachauri.[29] [30]

Other prominent political figures also participated in the commission, such as former President of Colombia Cesar Gaviria and former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Zapatero. The Committee met in Nur Sultan, Kazakhstan, where they were received by President Nazarbayev at the Presidential Palace.[31]

The first event, organized by the Center for Political and Foreign Affairs, was attended by the Kazakh Minister of Defense at a luncheon in honor of the guests.[32]

Nuclear Non - Proliferation Initiative[edit]

As the president of the Center for Political and Foreign Affairs, Baussart has launched other initiatives and events to help preventing the nuclear arms race given the growing proliferation risks facing the world today.

Former UN Secretary General and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan presided over the event in the presence of former President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski, former British Foreign Minister Jack Straw, former Turkish Foreign Minister Yasar Yakis and former Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi.[33]


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