Meeting of Central Asian Ministers of Foreign Affairs was held in Tashkent

Meeting of Central Asian Ministers of Foreign Affairs was held in Tashkent

TASHKENT, November 15, 2019 – Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan discussed the preparations for the upcoming second Consultative Meeting of the Heads of Central Asian States in Tashkent. The Foreign Ministers substantively examined the agenda, draft joint statements and the rules of the upcoming consultative meetings of the Central Asian heads of state. The state and prospects of further strengthening of the regional cooperation were also discussed.

An important common achievement in the Central Asian direction was the Working (Consultative) Meeting of the Heads of State of Central Asia, which was held on the initiative of Nursultan Nazarbayev, Elbasy, the First President of Kazakhstan, on March 15, 2018 in Nur-Sultan. This is the first meeting in this format for many years, during which the leaders of the countries of the region determined the basic priorities of the five-sided cooperation and outlined plans for the future.

Mukhtar Tleuberdi, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan, , noted in his speech that the development of comprehensive cooperative ties with the countries of Central Asia and the strengthening of the importance of the region are among the key priorities of Kazakhstan’s foreign policy.

The meeting participants thanked the Uzbek side for the high-quality organization of the event and the efforts of Uzbekistan aimed at further developing of the regional integration.

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