Ministerial Conference Central Asia + Italy Takes Place In Rome

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) ASTANA, Kazakhstan, May 30. A Kazakh delegationheaded by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign AffairsMurat Nurtleu participated in the III Ministerial Conference“Central Asia + Italy," the statement of the press service of theMinistry of Foreign Affairs said, Trend reports.

The sides discussed topical issues of the regional agenda,cooperation in the fight against terrorism and drug trafficking,transportation, logistics, and green energy.

Nurtleu noted in his speech that today, Central Asia is adynamically developing region with its own vision of geopoliticalrealities and broad trade and economic opportunities.

“Consultative meetings of the Central Asian heads of state, theInternational Fund for Saving the Aral Sea, and the Nuclear WeaponsFree Zone are a vivid demonstration of Central Asia's unambiguousdesire to develop effective and mutually beneficial cooperation andconfront common challenges,” he emphasized.

Nurtleu mentioned that the meeting in Rome is very timely andprovides an opportunity to discuss practical steps and identify newareas of cooperation between Italy and the countries of the CentralAsian region.

In his turn, Antonio Tajani, Vice President of the Council ofMinisters and Minister of Foreign Affairs and InternationalCooperation of Italy, urged active interaction in such importantareas as transport interconnectivity, energy, climate change, andeducation.

The Foreign Ministers of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,and Uzbekistan, as well as the EU Special Representative forCentral Asia, Teri Hakala, also made presentations during theconference.

Furthermore, the III Ministerial Conference“Central Asia +Italy” included thematic sessions on water and energy cooperation,global connectivity, and higher education.


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