On 12 June, UN Secretary General will travel to Uzbekistan within the trip to Central Asia. He will meet with the country’s top officials, including President Islam Karimov and Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov.
This is not the first visit of Ban Ki-moon to our country. The Secretary General visited Uzbekistan in 2010.
Tajikistan is the first country in Central Asia within his trip. In Tajikistan he will attend the opening ceremony of the High-level International Conference on the implementation of the International Decade, “Water for Life”. While in the capital, Dushanbe, he will also meet with President Emomali Rahmon and will visit Lake Sarez. The following day, 10 June, the Secretary-General will visit Kazakhstan, where he will participate in the fifth Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions. He will also meet with President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Prime Minister Karim Massimov, Foreign Minister Erlan Idrissov, and Speaker of the Senate Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
The Secretary-General will then travel on to Kyrgyzstan, on 11 June. He will attend the opening of the International Conference on “Development of Parliamentarianism”. He will also hold talks with President Almazbek Atambaev, Prime Minister Temir Sariev and the Speaker of Parliament, Asilbek Jeenbekov, and visit the city of Osh, where he will meet with civil society representatives and local authorities.
The Secretary-General’s final stop in Central Asia will be Turkmenistan, where he will meet with the President and other senior officials. He will also address faculty and students at the International University for Humanities and Development in Turkmenistan.