On September 29, in Berlin, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev took part in the first Summit of the Heads of State of Central Asia and Germany, chaired by the Federal Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany Olaf Scholz.
The President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Japarov, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon and the National Leader of the Turkmen people, the Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov also participated in the event.
The agenda of the summit included discussion of prospects for expanding trade and economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation, development of green energy and adaptation to climate change, protection of natural resources and the environment, as well as joint efforts in ensuring stable and sustainable regional development.
The participants of the event noted that the Central Asia-Germany format has become an effective platform for open dialog and formation of a new agenda of practical cooperation between the countries of the region and Germany.
The Head of our state highly assessed the current level of regional cooperation in Central Asia and emphasized that Uzbekistan has been steadily advancing the agenda of good-neighborliness, strengthening mutual trust and partnership.
Germany’s role in providing practical assistance to the development of the countries of the region since the early days of independence has been highly appreciated.
It was noted that today, our country is at an important stage of transformation and construction of New Uzbekistan - a democratic state, where the interests of the individual are the highest value. A long-term Development Strategy «Uzbekistan-2030» has been adopted and its ambitious goals will be accomplished with the involvement of the potential of international partners.
Priority directions of long-term cooperation of region-wide importance were outlined.
These include development of investment, innovation, and technological ties and exchanges, introduction of renewable energy sources, deep processing of raw materials, strengthening of transport and communication interconnectivity, promotion of green agenda, training of specialists for various sectors in accordance with German standards, and provision of humanitarian aid to the population of Afghanistan.
The leaders of Central Asian countries supported the proposal of the German side on establishing a Strategic Regional Partnership between Central Asia and Germany, holding regular meetings and consultations in this format.