Central Asian nations, EU and Afghanistan hold virtual talks on impact of COVID-19

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The conference participants also included deputy foreign ministers of Kazakhstan (Margulan Baimukhan), Kyrgyzstan (Azizbek Madmarov), Turkmenistan (Vepa Hajiyev), Uzbekistan (Sherzod Asadov) and Afghanistan (Mohammad Haroon Chakhansur) as well as Ms. Helga Maria Schmidt, Secretary General of the European External Action Service (EEAS).

 

They reportedly discussed issues related to joint efforts to address COVID-19 and possible mechanisms of collaboration to reduce its economic consequences in the Central Asian region and Afghanistan.

 

Ms. Schmidt spoke about the role of the EU in addressing the immediate needs and mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

According to Turkmenistan’s Foreign Ministry, the participants also exchanged views on the issues of providing regional and international stability and security.

 

Source: Asia Plus