AA / Istanbul / Burc Eruygur
Overseas ministers of Central Asian international locations and the USA held the fourth spherical of the 5+1 summit within the Kazakh capital of Astana on Tuesday.
“In line with the agenda, the 2 sides mentioned problems with financial, power, humanitarian and academic cooperation, in addition to cooperation within the fields of border safety and terrorism,” stated a press launch issued by the Kyrgyz Overseas Ministry.
The overseas ministers careworn the significance of continuous consultations and dialogue on points aimed toward minimizing the influence of sanctions and stopping the applying of attainable secondary sanctions, whereas making an allowance for the pursuits of all events.
“On the finish of the assembly, the overseas ministers of Central Asia and the USA reaffirmed their dedication to proceed cooperation inside the framework of the C5 + 1 method.
In a joint press convention with Kazakh Overseas Minister Mukhtar Teloberdy, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated concrete methods to additional advance frequent targets in financial savings, power, surroundings and security.
Blinken additionally introduced that the USA will contribute $25 million along with the $25 million already introduced to the Central Asia Financial Resilience Initiative, which was launched in September 2022 to strengthen the economic system. regional, and “particularly to make sure that folks have the talents they want to reach this international economic system.”
For his half, Teluberdi stated that Kazakhstan appreciates the dedication of the USA to strengthening cooperation with Central Asia.
“Our nation pursues a balanced multilateral overseas coverage in accordance with its diplomatic priorities, and Central Asia and the USA stay our important companions,” he stated.
He added that the C5+1 mechanism had established itself as an “efficient regional diplomatic platform for selling financial cooperation, safety and sustainable improvement in Central Asia”, and that the assembly supplied a chance to debate cooperation in a variety of areas, akin to meals safety, counter-terrorism, power, surroundings and different points.
C5 + 1 was created on the initiative of former US President Barack Obama in the course of the 2015 United Nations Common Meeting. It’s the important platform for dialogue between the USA and Central Asian international locations, particularly Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan.
* Translated from English by Mourad Belhaj
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