Kyrgyzstan hosts a Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Central Asian States
TASHKENT, July 21. Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Vladimir Norov took part in a Meeting of Foreign Ministers of Central Asian States in Kyrgyzstan’s Cholpon-Ata, reports “Dunyo” IA correspondent.
According to Uzbekistan MFA, the participants discussed organizational and substantive aspects of preparation for the upcoming Consultative Meeting of the Heads of Central Asian States. In particular, the agenda and program of the summit, draft final documents submitted for consideration by the heads of state were considered and approved.
The parties exchanged views on the current state and prospects of interstate cooperation in Central Asia in politics, trade, investment, industry, transport, ecology, energy, ensuring regional security and a joint fight against modern challenges and threats.
Vladimir Norov noted that today in Central Asia, thanks to the political will of the heads of state, a fundamentally new atmosphere of friendship, cooperation and mutual trust has been formed. The countries of the region share common positions on many international issues and find mutually acceptable solutions even on the most complex of them.
At the same time, taking into account modern realities, the need for taking decisive steps to strengthen cooperation in Central Asia, developing relevant initiatives and new approaches for timely response to emerging challenges and mitigation of their consequences was noted. In particular, the importance of conducting a close trade-economic and investment policy, building up direct contacts between business entities and regions, developing the transport and transit potential of the region, and effective joint management of natural resources was emphasized.
Special attention was paid to the situation in Afghanistan. The urgency of continuing cooperation in providing humanitarian assistance to the Afghan people was stated.