India to host 1st Summit with central Asia nations on Jan. 27
Summit with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan
New Delhi, Jan. 19 (Delhi Crown): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host the first meeting of the India-Central Asia Summit on Jan. 27, with the leaders of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, said the ministry of external affairs on Tuesday.
This will be the first engagement of its kind between India and the Central Asian countries at the level of leaders.
“The first India-Central Asia Summit is a reflection of India’s growing engagement with the Central Asian countries, which are a part of India’s extended neighbourhood,” said the ministry’s statement.
During the first India-Central Asia Summit, the leaders are expected to discuss steps to take forward India-Central Asia relations to newer heights. They are also expected to exchange views on regional and international issues of interest, especially the evolving regional security situation.
The Summit is symbolic of the importance attached by the Leaders of India and the Central Asian countries to a comprehensive and enduring India-Central Asia partnership.
Modi had paid a historic visit to all Central Asian countries in 2015. Subsequently, there have been exchanges at high-levels at bilateral and multilateral forums.