The president Shavkat Mirziyoyev today attended the maiden Central Asia-China Summit in Chinese Xi’an, the presidential press service said today.
Presidents of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov, Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon and Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov also attended the event, chaired by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The parties reportedly discussed the ways to expand cooperation between the countries of Central Asia and China, topical international and regional issues.
Shavkat Mirziyoyev in his remarks stressed that amid global tensions, the current meeting was of particular importance.
Our countries, having overcome the ordeals of the pandemic, are faced with a global crisis of confidence. Serious gaps in sustainable transport and logistics chains, which are especially sensitive for Central Asia, the challenges of food and energy security, the risks of social tension against the backdrop of growing inflation imports and other problems require us to have closer coordination and practical interaction, he noted.