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Central Asian deputy foreign ministers emphasize Afghanistan coordination at annual Bishkek meeting

The annual meeting of the Deputy Foreign Ministers of the Central Asian states took place in Bishkek on Tuesday, focusing on discussions about Afghanistan and underlining the importance of coordination among Central Asian nations regarding the situation in Afghanistan.

Delegations from Central Asian countries, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Central Asia Kaha Imnadze, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Afghanistan and Head of UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan Roza Otunbayeva, as well as representatives of the UN secretariat participated in the event.

The participants delved into the current situation in Afghanistan.

During the event, Kyrgyzstan Foreign Minister Jeenbek Kulubaev called on Central Asian states to enhance interaction and coordination on Afghanistan. He voiced support for the program activities of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and thanked Roza Otunbayeva for her active work within the mandate of UNAMA.

Highlighting the interconnectedness of their common destiny, the countries of Central Asia expressed a mutual commitment to ongoing political dialogue and the collective promotion of cooperation in political, trade, economic, cultural, humanitarian, and security fields.

Minister Kulubaev also expressed support for the program activities of the UNRCCA and urged its head, Kaha Imnadze, to intensify the Center’s work in accordance with its mandate. This includes the development and promotion of specific initiatives to strengthen dialogue and confidence-building measures between Central Asian countries, as well as finding solutions to emerging problems and eliminating potential threats.