The first ministerial meeting "Central Asia - China" was held

Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov took part in the first ministerial meeting in the Central Asia-China format, held via videoconference. The heads of the foreign affairs agencies of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Uzbekistan and the People's Republic of China also took part in the online negotiations.

In the course of a constructive dialogue, the participants discussed a number of key issues to promote cooperation in the political and diplomatic sphere, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian interaction, partnership of medical professionals.


One of the main topics of discussion was the issues of maintaining the stability of economies and reducing social consequences in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as consolidated actions to prevent and contain the spread of coronavirus infection. In his speech, Deputy Prime Minister Rashid Meredov noted the importance of cooperation in this format and suggested detailing the deliberative mechanisms within the framework of the CA-China dialogue. It was emphasized that the countries of Central Asia and China have powerful resource, economic, scientific and industrial potential and can make a significant contribution to ensuring global peace, stable development and security.


The parties discussed cooperation within the framework of international structures, noted the importance of mutual support at the UN platform. They also considered the Afghan problem and the possibilities of promoting the peace process in this country. During the online talks, they discussed the prospects for cooperation in the field of energy, transport, high technologies, agriculture, and science. Following the meeting, the parties adopted a Joint Statement.