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Forum on Security in Central Asia will be held in Samarkand

On November 10-11, an international conference on security and sustainable development in Central Asia under the aegis of the United Nations "Central Asia: One Past and Common Future, Cooperation for Sustainable Development and Mutual Prosperity" will be held in Samarkand on November 10-11. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The two-day forum will allow us to discuss specific areas for enhancing cooperation among the Central Asian countries in the political, trade-economic, investment, transport-communication, water-energy, environmental and cultural-humanitarian spheres, as well as the role of international organizations and partner countries in implementing regional development projects and Increasing the capacity of countries to respond to modern challenges and threats.

The organizers of the conference are the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan, the United Nations Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia and the Regional Office of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Central Asia.

According to the organizing committee, more than 500 people will take part in the international event, including foreign ministers of Central Asian countries, high-level official delegations from the CIS countries, Europe, Asia and America, leaders from above 10 international organizations, including the UN, EU, OSCE, SCO, CIS, EBRD, about 100 international experts and employees of leading foreign media, as well as representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Uzbekistan.
Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations for Political Affairs Miroslav Jenca, Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations, Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and CIS of the United Nations Development Program Cihan Sultanoglu, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, European Commissioner for International Cooperation and development Neven Mimica, OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger, Chairman of the Executive Committee - CIS Executive Secretary Sergey Lebedev, Secretary General SCO Rashid Alimov, the heads of other international organizations.

Foreign ministers of Kazakhstan - Kairat Abdrakhmanov, Kyrgyzstan - Erlan Abdyldaev, Tajikistan - Sirodjiddin Aslov, Turkmenistan - Rashid Meredov, as well as foreign ministers of Turkey - Mevlut Cavusoglu, Iran - Mohammad Javad Zarif, Afghanistan - Salahuddin Rabbani, senior director for affairs of South and Central Asia of the US National Security Council Lisa Curtis and other officials of foreign countries.

It is expected that the holding of the Samarkand Conference will provide an opportunity for participants to exchange views on topical issues of security and development of the region, develop proposals on effective ways to address them.

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