Foreign Ministers of Central Asian nations meet PM Modi

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New Delhi, Dec 20 : The Foreign Ministers of the five Central Asian republics on Monday made a joint call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here, a day after India hosted the Third Dialogue with the Central Asian nations.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval were also present at the meeting.

The five Foreign Ministers are: Russian Kazakbaev, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic; Abdulaziz Kamilov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan; Rashid Meredov, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan; Mukhtar Tileuberdi, Deputy Prime Minister & Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic Of Kazakhstan; and Sirojiddin Muhriddin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan.

On Sunday, EAM Jaishankar had convened the Third India-Central Asia Dialogue of Foreign Ministers, during which enhancing trade, connectivity, people-to-people links were discussed and to take the relations to the next level. The meeting also discussed Afghanistan, and the need for urgent humanitarian assistance to that country.

The meeting with the PM comes amid reports that the leaders of the five nations are set to be the Chief Guests at the Republic Day parade in January 2022.


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