One Past and a Com­mon Fu­ture

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - TODAY IN UZBEKISTAN -

The in­ter­na­tional con­fer­ence on en­sur­ing safety and sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment in Cen­tral Asia un­der the aus­pices of the UN, “Cen­tral Asia: One Past and a Com­mon Fu­ture, Co­op­er­a­tion for Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment and Mu­tual Pros­per­ity” is open­ing to­day in Sa­markand.

The fo­rum will be­come one of im­por­tant prac­ti­cal steps on im­ple­men­ta­tion of the ini­tia­tives for­warded by the Pres­i­dent of the Repub­lic of Uzbek­istan Shavkat Mirziy­oyev at the 72nd ses­sion of the UN Gen­eral Assem­bly, aimed at en­sur­ing safety, so­cioe­co­nomic pros­per­ity, and strength­en­ing of regional co­op­er­a­tion in Cen­tral Asia. As it is known, trans­for­ma­tion of Cen­tral Asia into a zone of sta­bil­ity, steady de­vel­op­ment and good-neigh­bor­li­ness is de­fined by the Head of our state as the main pri­or­ity of for­eign pol­icy of Uzbek­istan.

Or­ga­niz­ers of the con­fer­ence are the Min­istry of For­eign Af­fairs of the Repub­lic of Uzbek­istan, the UN Regional Cen­tre for Pre­ven­tive Diplo­macy for Cen­tral Asia and the UNODC Regional Of­fice for Cen­tral Asia.

Ac­cord­ing to the or­ga­niz­ing com­mit­tee, more than 500 peo­ple will take part in the in­ter­na­tional event, in­clud­ing for­eign min­is­ters of Cen­tral Asian coun­tries, high­level of­fi­cial del­e­ga­tions from the CIS coun­tries, Europe, Asia and Amer­ica, heads of more than 10 in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions, in­clud­ing the UN, EU, OSCE, SCO, CIS, EBRD, about 100 au­thor­i­ta­tive in­ter­na­tional ex­perts and em­ploy­ees of lead­ing for­eign mass me­dia, as well as rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the diplo­matic corps ac­cred­ited in Uzbek­istan.

It is ex­pected that con­duc­tion of Sa­markand con­fer­ence will pro­vide an op­por­tu­nity for its par­tic­i­pants to ex­change views on cur­rent is­sues of se­cu­rity and de­vel­op­ment of the re­gion, to de­velop pro­pos­als on ef­fec­tive ways of their so­lu­tion. The two-day fo­rum will al­low to dis­cuss spe­cific ar­eas of en­hanc­ing co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the Cen­tral Asian coun­tries in po­lit­i­cal, trade-eco­nomic, in­vest­ment, trans­port-com­mu­ni­ca­tion, hy­dropower, en­vi­ron­men­tal, cul­tural and hu­man­i­tar­ian spheres, as well as the role of in­ter­na­tional or­ga­ni­za­tions and part­ner coun­tries in pro­mot­ing im­ple­men­ta­tion of the regional de­vel­op­ment projects and en­hanc­ing the po­ten­tial of coun­tries in coun­ter­ing mod­ern chal­lenges and threats.

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