Cholpon-Ata, 21 July 2022 (TDI): The Presidents of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan adopted a joint statement at the conclusion of the Consultative Meeting of the Heads of Central Asian States, in Kyrgyzstan.

The Central Asian Summit was hosted by the President of Kyrgyzstan, Sadyr Japarov. The official Twitter account of the Permanent Mission of Kyrgyzstan to the United Nations shared in a tweet that Kyrgyzstan “welcomes singing the Treaty of Friendship, Good Neighborliness, and Cooperation for the Development of Central Asia in the 21st Century.

Earlier, the Foreign Ministers of the above-mentioned countries also met yesterday. Aside from that, a roadmap for the development of regional cooperation for 2022-2024 was also approved.

Likewise, the regional program “Green Agenda” for Central Asia and the concept of cooperation within multilateral formats of Central Asian countries was approved at the summit.

Heads of Central Asian States adopt Joint Statement
Heads of Central Asian States

Furthermore, the participants agreed to collaborate to make the region peaceful and develop Central Asia in the 21st century.

The President of Turkmenistan, Serdar Berdimuhamedov thanked the head of the Kyrgyz Republic for the invitation to visit a friendly country to participate in the Consultative Meeting of the Heads of State of Central Asia.

He also appreciated the warm welcome and hospitality. Moreover, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov noted that the Summit was a new form of political communication at a high level.

The President of Kazakhstan, Qasym-Jomart Toqayev called for a stronger partnership in the region and beyond, in the domains of transport, security, trade, climate change, water management, and saving the Aral Sea, and media.

The President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon while addressing the meeting noted the significance of holding the Consultative Meeting of the Heads of State of Central Asia on a regular basis.

He also accentuated the importance of further progressive development of regional collaboration based on historically established friendly and good-neighborly ties.

While the President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev also delivered a speech at the Consultative Meeting of the Heads of Central Asian States in Cholpon-Ata.

In particular, he made a proposal to launch a permanent consultation of security councils a s well as heads of security services of the Central Asian states in the domain of security.

Along these lines, the heads of the states of the founding states of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea (IFAS) signed an agreement to expand the authority of the President of the Aral International Rescue Fund.

Aral International Rescue Fund has been set up by the leaders of Central Asia at the initiative of the former President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev.

The Fund has brought the predicament of the Aral Sea to the international stage. It has worked with ecologists to introduce new clean and safe alternative technologies for environmental protection.