The Minister of Foreign Affairs took part in the International Conference “Central and South Asia: Regional Connectivity. Challenges and opportunities “

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On July 16, 2021, in Tashkent, the delegation of the Republic of Tajikistan headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Sirojiddin Mukhriddin took part in the International Conference “Central and South Asia: Regional Interconnectedness. Challenges and Opportunities ”.

The conference, organized at the initiative of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, was attended by the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the foreign ministers of the countries of Central and South Asia, delegations from 44 countries and 30 international organizations.

In his speech at the plenary session of the conference, S. Mukhriddin noted that the dialogue between Central and South Asia, which are integral parts of the family of Asian states, is of particular value against the backdrop of rapid changes in the world and persisting tensions in global politics and economy. It was emphasized that only interaction and interested cooperation of the countries of Central and South Asia on the widest range of pressing problems is the key to achieving long-term goals of joint development.

The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan noted that an active process of expanding trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian ties has been going on in Central Asia over the past five years, a characteristic feature of which has become economic dynamism. In this context, S. Mukhriddin confirmed Tajikistan's interest in attracting business circles of South Asian countries to actively invest in the country's economy, especially in the textile and processing industries.

As a result of the conference, a Joint Statement by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Central and South Asia on the development of regional connectivity was adopted.

Source: Ministry of foreign affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan