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Wang Yi’s productive visit to Central Asia concluded

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Beijing:  July 17, 2021 – (TDI):  Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was on an official tour to Central Asia. The tour started on 12th July and ended on 16th July on a highly productive note.

During the tour FM Wang Yi attended the SCO CFM summit, the South and Central Asia conference 2021, and along with this had bilateral meetings with the representatives and foreign ministers of many regional and extra-regional states.

Wang Yi on this tour attended three multilateral meetings. The important of all being the SCO CFM meeting where he proposed 5 points agenda for the development of SCO. Wang Yi also attended the SCO-Afghanistan Contact Group meeting held in Dushanbe where he stressed the role SCO needs to play for facilitating peace in Afghanistan and also clarified China’s stance on nonintervention in Afghanistan along with its support for afghan owned and afghan led government there. The third multilateral meeting Wang Yi attended on Friday was the Central and South Asia- Regional Connectivity, Challenges and Opportunities where he reaffirmed China’s aim to increase regional connectivity and prosperity through BRI.

Bilateral meetings were also a part of this tour. Wang Yi visited Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan, at the invitation of foreign ministers of the three countries and also held bilateral talks with them.

Wang Yi also met the Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on his tour. In the meeting, both sides discussed the progress on CPEC and also discussed the currently changing regional dynamics, and exchanged views on the recent developments in Afghanistan.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi also met with Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammed Haneef Atmar in Dushanbe where both the leaders held talks on the recent Afghan situation, peace process, and bilateral cooperation.

One of the historic meetups was between Wang Yi and Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar in Dushanbe. The two countries agreed to work together to explore a mutually acceptable solution to their border dispute.

In Tashkent, Wang Yi also met the foreign minister of Russia and held bilateral talks with his counterpart. The two leaders talked about ways of increasing cooperation, development of SCO and also discussed the current regional situations.

Along with this Wang Yi on his tour also met and held talks with the Foreign minister of Bangladesh Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell Fontelles, and Foreign Minister of Kuwait Sheikh Ahmed Nasser Al-Mohammed Al-Sabah.

The visit turned out to be productive as foreign minister wang yi attended meetings and held bilateral talks and cleared out china’s aim for regional peace and cooperation along with the development of SCO.

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