Summary

  • Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken traveled to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and India February 28-March 3, 2023.

  • On February 28, he visited Astana, Kazakhstan, where he met with senior Kazakh officials to deepen our bilateral cooperation.  He then participated in a C5+1 Ministerial with representatives of each of the five Central Asian states, to reaffirm the United States’ commitment to the independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Central Asian countries, and to collaborate with the region on solutions to shared global challenges.  The C5+1 Ministerial focused on enhancing economic, energy and environmental, and security cooperation among the United States, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan.  The Secretary met separately on the margins of the C5+1 ministerial with senior government officials from the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan to discuss opportunities for bilateral and multilateral cooperation and advance our shared goal of a prosperous, secure, and democratic region.  He then traveled to Tashkent, Uzbekistan, where he met with Uzbekistani officials to further advance our partnership on a range of bilateral and regional issues.

  • On March 1, he traveled to New Delhi to participate in the G20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, which focused on strengthening multilateralism and deepening cooperation on food and energy security, sustainable development, counter-narcotics, global health, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, and gender equality and women’s empowerment. He met with Indian government officials and civil society to reaffirm our strong partnership.

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