Bishkek, Nov. 9, 2017. /Kabar/. The International Conference on Security and Sustainable Development in Central Asia under the auspices of the United Nations "Central Asia entitled “One Past and a Common Future, Cooperation for Sustainable Development and Mutual Prosperity" will be held in Samarkand. The conference will be held on November 10-11, the Uzbek Foreign Ministry reported.
Kyrgyzstan will be represented at the Conference by Minister of Foreign Affairs Erlan Abdyldaev.
The forum will be one of the important practical steps to implement the initiatives announced by the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly aimed at ensuring security, socio-economic prosperity and strengthening regional cooperation in Central Asia.
The organizers of the conference are the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the United Nations Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia and the Regional Office of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Central Asia.
According to the organizing committee, more than 500 people will take part in the work of the largest international event, including the heads of foreign ministries of Central Asia and other high-ranking official delegations from the CIS countries, Europe, Asia and America, the leadership of over 10 international organizations, including the UN, EU, OSCE, SCO, CIS, EBRD, about 100 authoritative international experts and representatives of leading foreign media, as well as members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Uzbekistan.
It is expected that the holding of the Samarkand conference will provide an opportunity for its participants to exchange views on topical issues of security and development of the region, to work out proposals on effective ways to address them. The two-day forum will allow to discuss specific areas for enhancing cooperation among the Central Asian countries in the political, trade-economic, investment, transport-communication, water-energy, environmental and cultural-humanitarian spheres, as well as the role of international organizations and partner countries in promoting regional development projects and enhancing the capacity of countries to respond to contemporary challenges and threats.