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Specialists gather in Tashkent to discuss regional challenges, opportunities

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TASHKENT -- International and regional specialists are attending a two-day conference on Central Asian issues in Tashkent Tuesday-Wednesday (February 19-20), the Uzbekistan National News Agency reported, citing the Uzbek Foreign Ministry.

The conference, titled "Central Asian connectivity: challenges and new opportunities", is part of an initiative by Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to promote regional co-operation on security, trade, transportation, communication, water consumption, energy, tourism, education, science and other matters.

Analysts from 36 countries are expected to attend the event, which was organised by the Uzbek Foreign Ministry and the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia.

Members of various international bodies like the World Bank, the European Investment Bank and the World Trade Organisation are in attendance, Asia-Plus reported, citing a Tajik government source.

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