President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, who is on a working visit to the United States to participate in the 78th session of the UN General Assembly, took part in the first historic meeting of C5+1 multilateral cooperation on Tuesday, TDH reports.
This first presidential summit with the participation of the heads of Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, as well as the United States is a significant event in the history of relations between the Central Asian states and the United States. His agenda includes a wide range of issues related to expanding economic and energy cooperation, ensuring food security, climate change, as well as countering the challenges and threats of our time. Main international and regional issues of mutual interest were also discussed.
Turkmenistan successfully cooperates with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan both through the largest international organizations and authoritative regional structures, and within the framework of the C5+1 diplomatic platform.
Since its creation in 2015, this mechanism has established itself as an effective regional platform for increasing economic cooperation, maintaining security, and sustainable development in Central Asia. Over the years, the “US-Central Asian countries” dialogue has expanded through interaction at the ministerial level, expert meetings and the activities of thematic working groups on economics, energy and environment and security.
In 2022, the C5+1 Secretariat was established to establish formal procedures, define and promote shared priorities, coordinate communications among participating governments, and plan high-level ministerial meetings and other events.
Currently, the C5+1 continues to work together to strengthen the security, stability and prosperity of the Central Asian region.