U.S. Policy Towards Trans-Caspian Region - Key Element Of Its Policies For Entire Central Asia - John Mark Pommersheim

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 22 . U.S. governmentpolicy towards the Trans-Caspian Region is a key element of itspolicies for the entire Central Asian region, said Ambassador JohnMark Pommersheim, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for CentralAsia, during the 8th Trans-Caspian Forum hosted by the CaspianPolicy Center (CPC) in Washington, D.C., Trend reports.

“It spans more than 30 years and $30 billion in U,S,contributions to support development in Central Asia, across thewide and diverse geography and cultures that make up this amazingregion,” he said.

Ambassador Pommersheim recognized increased U.S. engagement withCentral Asian leaders over the past two years, which has been at ahigher level than at any time in the past 30-plus years of theCentral Asian states' independence.

“Our cooperation has reached a new high over the past year,”said Pommersheim.“The United Nations General Assembly New YorkDeclaration issued by the C5+1 presidents [all five Central Asianpresidents plus U.S. President Biden] is serving as a catalyst forour partnership with the region both in the C5+1 format and alsobilaterally.”


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