FMs of Central Asian countries discuss co-op with US in Washington
Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Aug. 4
By Demir Azizov– Trend:
Foreign ministers of the five Central Asian countries and the US have discussed practical issues of cooperation in the Central Asia-US (C5 + 1) format in Washington, the press service of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry reported.
Kazakh Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov, Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldaev, Tajik Foreign Minister Sirodjidin Aslov, Turkmen Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov, Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and US Secretary of State John Kerry took part in the meeting held Aug. 3.
The meeting participants exchanged views on the prospects of cooperation in the spheres of economy, ecology and safety.
Events were held within the C5 + 1 format with representatives of the US business and private investors interested in the Central Asian market.
The C5 + 1 format was established in 2015. In September 2015, US Secretary of State John Kerry met with the foreign ministers of all five Central Asian countries in New York. In November 2015, foreign ministers of the US and the Central Asian countries met in Samarkand in C5 + 1 format and adopted Samarkand Declaration, in which they approved creation of a new format of interaction (C5 + 1) for regular political dialogue between foreign ministries of the six countries on issues of common interest.