Joint cooperation action plan for the period 2023-2027 was approved in meeting.

Tashkent:  Capital city of Uzbekistan,Tashkent, hosted the Second Ministerial Meeting of the Strategic Dialogue “Cooperation Council of the Arab States of the Gulf – Central Asia” (GCC + Central Asia) on Monday.

The meeting was chaired by the foreign minister of Uzbekistan Bakhtiyor Saidov.

The second ministerial meeting of the strategic dialogue between the Cooperation Council countries and the countries of Central Asia aims to strengthen the foundation of joint action for the strategic dialogue and develop mechanisms for consultation and cooperation between the two sides, said Mr. Jasem Mohamed Abudaiwi, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) during his speech at the second ministerial meeting of the strategic dialogue between the GCC countries and the countries of Central Asia.

The meeting participants discussed issues of strengthening mutually beneficial and comprehensive cooperation in trade, economic, investment, transport and communications, cultural, humanitarian, environmental and tourism sectors, as well as the status of the implementation of the “Joint Action Plan on Strategic Communication and cooperation for 2023-2027”.

The sides exchanged the views on current international and regional issues, as well as on preparations for the upcoming “GCC-Central Asia” summit, which will be held in Uzbekistan in 2025.

The delegation of Turkmenistan voiced current issues and initiatives to strengthen cooperation between the countries participating in the strategic dialogue in the transport, communications, energy, trade, economic, and cultural and humanitarian spheres.

A Joint Statement was adopted following the meeting. According to the statement, the second Summit of the Heads of State of the GCC–Central Asia Strategic Dialogue will be held in 2025 in Samarkand.

The participants also welcomed Kuwait’s invitation to host the third GCC-Central Asia Strategic Dialogue Ministerial Meeting in 2025, during Kuwait’s GCC presidency.

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2nd Ministerial Meeting of the “GCC + Central Asia” Strategic Dialogue adopted a Joint Statement – Samarkand to host the Dialogue’s next Summit

On 15 April 2024, Tashkent, hosted the Second Ministerial Meeting of the Strategic Dialogue “Cooperation Council of the Arab States of the Gulf – Central Asia” (GCC + Central Asia), chaired by the foreign minister of Uzbekistan Bakhtiyor Saidov.

The forum was attended by:

Bahrain – Foreign minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani

Kazakhstan – Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Alibek Bakayev

Kyrgyzstan – Foreign minister Jeenbek Kulubayev

Kuwait – Foreign minister Abdullah al-Yahya

Oman – Foreign minister Badr Albusaidi

Qatar – the Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Muhammad bin Abdurahman Al Thani, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Soltan bin Saad Al-Muraikhi

Saudi Arabia – Foreign minister, Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud

Tajikistan – Foreign minister Sirojiddin Muhriddin

Turkmenistan – Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign minister Rashid Meredov

UAE – Special Representative of the President of the United Arab Emirates for Central Asia, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Suhail Al-Mazrouei

Secretary General of the Cooperation Council of the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) Jasem Mohamed Al- Budaiwi

Azerbaijan – Foreign minister Jeyhun Bayramov (as guest of honor)

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