Ministerial Meeting kicks off in Samarkand
The first meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of India – Central Asia Dialogue with participation of Afghanistan kicks off at the Forum Complex of the city of Samarkand.
It is attended by the External Affairs Minister of India Sushma Swaraj, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan Chingiz Aidarbekov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Beibut Atamkulov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan Sirojiddin Muhriddin, the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov sincerely congratulated the participants of the meeting and noted that this dialogue, held for the first time with participation of Afghanistan, will give a powerful impetus to development of trade-economic, investment, cultural-humanitarian relations between Central Asian countries and India.
As previously reported, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs will discuss promising areas of cooperation in promoting the growth of bilateral trade, transport and logistics development, attracting investments, innovations and technologies in key industries, energy, information technologies, medicine, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, as well as issues of interaction in the spheres of culture, science, education and tourism.
Following the first Ministerial Meeting, it is planned to adopt a Joint Statement.
Matnazar Elmurodov, photos by Alisher Isroilov, UzA