Dushanbe to host the next foreign ministers’ meeting of “Central Asia plus Japan” Dialogue

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan Sirojiddin Aslov took part in the Sixth Foreign Ministers' Meeting of Central Asia plus Japan Dialogue on 1 May 2017 in Turkmenistan.

Foreign Ministers of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Japan also attended the meeting.

According to the Tajik MFA information department, the discussion focused on ensuring regional security, cooperation in trade, economic, investment, humanitarian and cultural spheres.

Ministers considered the issues of sustainable development, climate change, environmental protection and cultural and humanitarian cooperation.

Following the meeting, foreign ministers of participating members of Central Asia plus Japan Dialogue signed a Joint Statement and adopted the Roadmap for Regional Cooperation in Transport and Logistics.

The Central Asia plus Japan Dialogue, launched in 2004 under the initiative of the Japanese Government, is a framework for multilateral dialogue and cooperation between Central Asian countries and Japan. The five pillars of the framework are political dialogue, intra-regional cooperation, business promotion, intellectual dialogue, and cultural and people-to-people exchange.

Source: National information agency of Tajikistan