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Central Asian countries and China agree to hold regular top-level meetings within C+C5 format
Published: Jun 08, 2022 09:03 PM
On June 8, 2022, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended the third China+Central Asia (C+C5) Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Nur-Sultan. After the meeting, Wang Yi and Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi jointly met the press. Photo: Chinese Foreign Ministry

On June 8, 2022, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended the third China+Central Asia (C+C5) Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Nur-Sultan. After the meeting, Wang Yi and Kazakh Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi jointly met the press. Photo: Chinese Foreign Ministry



 

During the 3rd China + Central Asia (C+C5) foreign ministers meeting, all parties agreed to hold regular top-level meetings within the C+C5 format, said Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi at a press briefing after the meeting on Wednesday. 

The most important mission of the meeting is to implement the agreements reached by the country leaders during the online summit earlier this year on the occasion of 30 years of establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Central Asian countries, Wang said. 

A number of important agreements were reached for further cooperation among the six countries, including continuing to build the Belt and Road initiative jointly with high quality, making joint efforts to combat "the three forces" - terrorism, extremism, and separatism and maintaining regional security and stability, and expanding settlements in national currencies. 

Meanwhile, the parties vowed to remain united in the fight against COVID-19, cooperate in vaccine and drug research and development, and establish a Traditional Chinese Medicine center in Central Asia.

The countries will coordinate on the situation in Afghanistan to promote peaceful reconstruction and maintain regional security and stability, the Chinese Foreign Minister said.

Wang stressed that China will continue to deepen political trust and mutually beneficial cooperation with its Central Asian partners and work together to build a closer China-Central Asia community of destiny.

During Wang's visit to Nur-Sultan to attend the third C+C5 foreign ministers' meeting and official visit to Kazakhstan, the Chinese top official has met with officials of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan and has achieved wide consensus. The visit is scheduled from June 6 to 9.