Uzbekistan president promotes cooperation among Central Asia states

TASHKENT (TCA) — The international conference “Central Asia: one past and a common future, cooperation for sustainable development and mutual prosperity” was held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan on November 10 and 11.

The international conference, organized at the initiative of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev under the auspices of the United Nations, was attended by more than 500 participants including representatives of more than 20 countries, over ten major international organizations (the United Nations, the European Union, the OSCE, the SCO, the CIS, and the EBRD), ministers of foreign affairs of five Central Asian states, representatives of diplomatic corps, experts, and mass media.

During the forum and plenary sessions, participants made presentations on current issues and the development of regional cooperation in Central Asia and assistance of the international community to the countries of Central Asia in counteracting threats to sustainable development, the Uzbek official information agency Jahon reported.

The conference also discussed issues of further expansion of cooperation between the countries of the region in the field of economy, transport, tourism, cultural and humanitarian spheres, delimitation and demarcation of state borders, rational use of water and energy resources, joint struggle against possible threats, and establishment of peace in neighboring Afghanistan.

The participants of the event supported the initiatives of President Mirziyoyev on development of good-neighborliness and cooperation between the states of Central Asia, and holding regular consultations of the heads of state of the region.

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