Blinken to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and India from February 28 to March 3

From February 28 to March 3, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will visit Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and India. This was announced today, February 24, by TASS with reference to the head of the press service of the State Department, Ned Price.

According to the State Department, in Astana Blinken will take part in a ministerial meeting in a format that is a multilateral mechanism for interaction between the five countries of Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan) and the United States. According to Price, the meeting “will be dedicated to strengthening economic, energy, environmental and security cooperation” between the countries participating in the format. Blinken, the diplomat added, will also hold talks with representatives of the governments of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan, at which he will discuss “opportunities for bilateral and multilateral cooperation and advancement of the common goal of a prosperous, secure and democratic region.”

Then Blinken will travel to Tashkent, and after that to New Delhi, where he will take part in a meeting of the foreign ministers of the G20 countries. It, as Price noted, “will be dedicated to strengthening multilateralism and deepening cooperation in the field of food and energy security, sustainable development, drug control, global health, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.”

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