Central Asia – USA ministerial online meeting is being held today

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According to the Tajik MFA information department, the online meeting participants include Foreign Ministers of Kazakhstan (Mukhtar Tleuberdi), Kyrgyzstan (Chingiz Aidarbekov, Tajikistan (Sirojiddin Muhriddin), Turkmenistan (Rashid Meredov), Uzbekistan (Abdulaziz Kamilv) and US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo.


They will discuss issues related to regional economic cooperation and expansion of collaboration between Central Asia and the United States.


The C5+1 is a format for dialogue and a platform for joint efforts to address common challenges faced by the United States and the five Central Asian states.


The first C5+1 ministerial meeting took place in Samarqand (Uzbekistan) in November 2015. The six foreign ministers agreed to focus on three sectors of common interest – security, economics, and environmental challenges.


Since the inception of the C5+1 dialogue, the Central Asian countries have been increasingly interested in regional approaches and view the C5+1 as a catalyst for common action.


Source: Asia plus