New Delhi: Foreign Ministers of Central Asian Countries Indian Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar (S. Jaishankar) will participate in a virtual meeting today. Various issues will be discussed in this meeting, including connectivity. The meeting will be attended by the Foreign Ministers of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan (Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), while Kyrgyzstan will be represented by its first Deputy Foreign Minister.
Afghan also invited
) Considering how geographically connected Central Asia is with Afghanistan, Afghan Foreign Minister Mohammed Haneef Atmar was also invited. In a statement released by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India, it is said that the meeting will exchange ideas on regional and international issues of mutual interest, including political, security, economic and commercial, humanitarian and cultural issues.
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Increase the reason for connectivity
India and Central Asian countries are working on plans to launch an air corridor to increase connectivity and trade. However, India and Afghanistan are already taking advantage of the air corridor, with the help of which Afghan products arrive in cities like New Delhi and Mumbai. The focus is now also on how the Iranian port of Chabahar can help increase India’s connectivity to Asia via Afghanistan.
Work in progress on INSTC
Indian Ambassador to Uzbekistan Manish Prabhat recently stated that New Delhi is working on the North-South International Transport Corridor (INSTC) and that Uzbekistan can also become a member. In addition to this, an air corridor between India and Central Asia is also being worked on.
This second meeting
This is the second India-Central Asia dialogue, which aims to increase cooperation and strengthen relations between New Delhi and Central Asian countries. Inaugural meeting of India-Central Asia dialogue jointly between India and Uzbekistan on 13 January 2019 Uzbekistan Held in Samarkand.