Nur-Sultan, 10 June 2022 (TDI): China along with five Central Asian States gave a joint statement during the third “China+ Central Asia” (C+C5) Foreign Ministers’ meeting.

Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister, Wang Yi attended the event to represent the People’s Republic of China.

The six partners vowed in the statement to keep alert on external forces’ interference and tackle separatism, terrorism, and extremism for the preservation of regional security and stability.

This meeting was held by Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi and attended by Turkmen Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Jeenbek Kulubaev.

Moreover, Tajik Minister of Transport Azim Ibrohim, and Uzbek Acting Foreign Minister Vladimir Norov were also in attendance. The Foreign Ministers also jointly noted the importance of the new economic dialogue in the statement.

Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi said that two years ago, the mechanism for the C+C5 Foreign Ministers’ meeting was built. China has worked together to fight the pandemic, focus on economic recovery and promote regional stability.

Six Countries have also announced the building of a China-Central Asia community with a shared future. The Foreign Minister of China said that China and Central Asia are closely interdependent.

China’s support for Central Asian countries

China will always support Central Asian countries in safeguarding their sovereignty and independence and also supports the Central Asian countries in economic development.

In addition, improving people’s well-being, and building a prosperous Central Asia. China supports Central Asian countries in achieving win-win results and building a cooperative Central Asia and ensure mutual respect, and mutual benefit.

Along these lines, China strives for strengthening solidarity and coordination with Central Asian countries and working together to build a closer China-Central Asian community.

Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi gave five suggestions during this meeting:

  • Firstly, improve the institutional pillars for cooperation among the six countries.
  • Secondly, build a robust engine for post-pandemic recovery.
  • Thirdly, build a solid fortress for regional peace and fight terrorism, separatism and extremism, drug trafficking, and transnational organized crimes.
  • Fourth, explore multiple paths for people-to-people and cultural exchanges.
  • Fifth, pool positive forces for global governances.

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