Uzbek Foreign Minister takes part in the second meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the India-Central Asia Dialogue
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- On 28 October 2020, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov took part in the second meeting of the heads of foreign affairs agencies of the India-Central Asia Dialogue in the format of a video conference.
The event was also attended by the heads of the foreign ministries of India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Afghanistan.
It was noted that this diplomatic platform, launched last year in Samarkand, is a demanded and effective mechanism for expanding regional cooperation.
During the event, the ministers discussed topical issues of further strengthening ties between India and the countries of Central Asia in the political, trade and economic, investment, transport and communication, tourism, cultural, humanitarian, environmental and other areas.
The importance of cooperation between the law enforcement agencies of the parties, coordination of efforts in the fight against cross-border challenges and threats in order to preserve peace and stability in the region was noted. The Uzbek side proposed to establish regular expert meetings to identify key regional problems.
The participants in the meeting stressed that security and stability in the region are closely linked to the situation in Afghanistan. From this point of view, the parties spoke in favor of the further involvement of Afghanistan in regional trade, economic and transport and transit cooperation, the implementation of specific projects in these areas.
Foreign ministers called for continued close cooperation between the sanitary and epidemiological services of India and Central Asian countries in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ministers welcomed the results of the second meeting of the India-Central Asia Business Council held today.
As a result of the event, a Joint Statement was adopted.