Central Asian Countries Discuss Cooperation with Afghanistan

Foreign ministers from five Central Asian countries discussed regional cooperation with Afghanistan, among other issues, with the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy in Central Asia.

The meetings were attended by ministers from Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan on June 12.

High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, conveyed the support from the EU to Central Asia as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.

He also congratulated the countries for their ability to maintain cross-border transport and transit with the region, as well as intensified cooperation wit Afghanistan in this context.

Borel also underlined that multilateral cooperation and global solidarity are the only way to deal with the pandemic effectively, as is also the case for other global challenges.

The UN meeting discussed security trends and reinforced the countries commitment to strengthen regional security cooperation and implement the UN sustainable development goals in Central Asia and Afghanistan.

13 / June 2020
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