NUR-SULTAN – The Central Asian and Chinese foreign ministers met on June 8 in Nur-Sultan for their third meeting in the Central Asia-China format reaffirming their continued commitment to protecting regional peace and stability, the Kazakh ministry reports. Foreign Affairs.
Kazakhstan chaired the meeting and ceded the right to lead the upcoming fourth forum to China.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Prime Minister – Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tileuberdi, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Foreign Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Jeenbek Kulubaev, Tajik Transport Minister Azim Ibrohim, Deputy Chairman of the Turkmen Cabinet of Ministers – Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov and Acting Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan Vladimir Norov.
During the meeting, the ministers explored ways to implement the initiatives announced by the heads of state of Central Asia and China at the January summit which marked the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. .
The ministers stressed that the expansion of multidimensional cooperation between Central Asia and China is an important factor for sustainable socio-economic development, preservation of peace, stability and security in the region.
The roadmap adopted at the meeting is an important step in promoting cooperation, as it covers strategic areas such as security, transport and logistics, energy and industry, climate change, green economy, IT industry, health, education, culture and tourism. .
In their joint declaration adopted at the end of the meeting, the ministers defined the main medium-term objectives.
“It demonstrates that the current format proposed by the Chinese side in 2020 has proven to be an effective mechanism for the development of cross-regional cooperation, capable of finding mutually acceptable approaches to solving pressing regional and international issues,” the official said. Kazakh Ministry of Foreign Affairs. .