Turkmenistan to attend Central Asia–India Dialog in Samarkand, Uzbekistan

ASHGABAT (TCA) — Turkmenistan’s delegation will take part in the session of Central Asia – India Dialog to be held in Samarkand (Uzbekistan) on January 12–13, Turkmen state media reported.

The information about measures for development of multilateral cooperation with the countries of South and Central Asia, Middle and Near East as well for creation of a new structure of interregional relations was presented at the session of the Turkmen Government on January 4.

Turkmen Vice-premier, Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov informed that at present time, the Turkmen side and foreign departments of the states of the above-mentioned regions study the potential of improvement of their partnership. In improvement of interstate relations, special role is given to the activity of Central Asia – India Dialog, which objective is to create new capabilities for expansion of the cooperation between the countries of this structure taking into account modern political and economic trends based on old friendly relations, similarity of traditions, historical, cultural and spiritual values.

It is planned to review further development of the contacts in political, diplomatic, trade, economic, scientific and technology spheres as well as in educational and cultural fields under the Dialog. For this purpose, it is planned to make a proposal on invitation of Afghanistan to participate in the activity of this structure.

The agenda of the Samarkand meeting will include the subjects of consolidation of economic and humanitarian contacts between the states of Central Asia and India as well as implementation of regional projects with the participation of Afghanistan.

Sergey Kwan


Sergey Kwan has worked for The Times of Central Asia as a journalist, translator and editor since its foundation in March 1999. Prior to this, from 1996-1997, he worked as a translator at The Kyrgyzstan Chronicle, and from 1997-1999, as a translator at The Central Asian Post.
Kwan studied at the Bishkek Polytechnic Institute from 1990-1994, before completing his training in print journalism in Denmark.

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