Kazakhstani Foreign Ministry spotlights regional co-operation


ASTANA -- The Kazakhstani Foreign Ministry's Public (oversight) Council Friday (April 6) convened to discuss the ministry's efforts, which are focusing largely on co-operation in Central Asia, according to the ministry's press office, reported Kazinform.kz.

Improving ties with neighbouring countries is a priority for Kazakhstan, said Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov at the meeting.

Abdrakhmanov highlighted the importance of a conference in Astana on March 15 of presidents Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan, Sooronbai Jeenbekov of Kyrgyzstan, Emomali Rakhmon of Tajikistan and Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan.

The consultative meeting was a long-awaited and historic event, he said.

Central Asian states are ready to work together to ensure security and stability in the region and enhance regional trade and economic, cultural and humanitarian co-operation, said Abdrakhmanov.

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