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Second Meeting of Central Asia-Gulf Arab States Cooperation Council Foreign Ministers to Convene in Tashkent

Tashkent, April 11, 2024, The Europe Today: On April 15, 2024, the second meeting of the foreign ministers of the Strategic Dialogue “Central Asia-Gulf Arab States Cooperation Council” is scheduled to take place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Delegations from Central Asian countries including Uzbekistan, Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan, along with member states of the Council from the Gulf Arab region such as UAE, Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Oman, are expected to participate in this important event.

The meeting aims to review and assess the progress made in implementing agreements reached during the first summit of the leaders of the Cooperation Council of Central Asian and Gulf Arab States held in Jeddah on July 19, 2023. Discussions will cover a wide range of topics including political, security, trade-economic, investment, and transport-communication issues, as well as cooperation in cultural-humanitarian and environmental protection areas.

Participating ministers will also exchange views and ideas on preparations for the upcoming high-level meeting in the format of the “Central Asia-Gulf Arab States Cooperation Council,” scheduled to convene in Samarkand in 2025.

At the conclusion of the meeting, a Joint Statement is anticipated to be adopted, outlining the key outcomes, agreements, and future directions for cooperation between the Central Asian countries and the Gulf Arab states within the framework of this strategic dialogue. The event underscores the commitment of both regions to enhance collaboration and deepen ties across various sectors for mutual benefit and regional stability.