Tashkent to host Conference on Regional Connectivity

by Utkuhan Yıldırım

Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, will host a conference titled “Central and South Asia: Regional Connectivity, Challenges and Opportunities” on 15-16 July 2021. The conference, which is planned to be held on the initiative of the President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, will focus on strengthening regional relations. It is aimed to develop relations between the countries participating in the conference in various fields, especially in transportation, logistics, energy, trade, production and investment.

It was informed that President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, as well as United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres, President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan will give speeches at the opening of the conference. More than 250 participants from more than 40 countries will participate in the conference.

Foreign Ministers of many countries such as Turkey, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Russia, China, Azerbaijan and Japan will attend to this event. It was also stated that high-level officials from international institutions and organizations such as the Turkic Council, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) will attend the conference.

According to experts, conference will serve to establish peace and stability. In this context, it is expected that the conference will offer an effective roadmap.


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