The heads of the foreign affairs agencies of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and the European Union discussed current issues of interregional cooperation in various fields.
EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini in her speech paid special attention to the new EU Strategy in Central Asia, approved on June 17.
Speaking at the meeting, Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov noted that the goals and objectives set out in the new EU Strategy for Central Asia fully comply with the priorities of the Uzbekistan Development Strategy for 2017-2021, which was developed at the initiative of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, and highly appreciated the EU’s readiness to support transformation of the economies of the region into diversified and competitive.
“Uzbekistan is firmly committed to fruitful and constructive cooperation with the European Union in order to effectively implement the new EU Strategy for Central Asia,” said the Minister.
It was noted that the European business can take advantage of the huge, as yet untapped potential and reach the promising market of Central Asia and Afghanistan with a population of over 100 million people.
Following the ministerial meeting, a Joint Communiqué was adopted.