Another meeting between the foreign ministers of the five Central Asian countries ("C5+1") and the U.S. Secretary of State was held online on June 30. The foreign ministers of Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan participated in the discussion.
The parties to the dialogue explored ways to work together to achieve economic stability and strengthen regional security in Central Asian countries. In particular, the participants expressed their support for a peaceful solution of the situation in Afghanistan. They also discussed issues of establishing trade and economic relations between Central Asia and Europe and South Asia.
At the meeting, the program for further work of the C5+1 was approved. Among its main points: work on the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA), expanding cooperation in the energy sector (including eco-projects and RES development), ensuring border security and efficiency, and strengthening the role of women in the economic development of the C5+1 Dialogue member states.