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First India-Central Asia Dialogue to be held in Uzbekistan

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The first India-Dialogue will be held in Samarkand, on January 12 and 13, and will be co-chaired by (EAM) and the of Uzbekistan,

The of will participate in the dialogue as a special invitee for the session dedicated to connectivity issues in the region, while the Foreign Ministers of the Kyrgyz Republic, and and the First of will represent their respective countries at the event.

"Bound together through shared history and cultural linkages,and the Central Asian states look forward to the Dialogue as an important initiative to enhance their cooperation in wide-ranging spheres including exploring ways to substantially enhance India's economic involvement in business and development sector of Central Asia," a statement issued by the (MEA) read.

The participants of the conference will also deliberate on developing viable connectivity options between and and to further facilitate trade and economic activity in the region.

The event is expected to strengthen India's engagement with all the Central Asian nations, taking it to a "new level", according to the MEA.

This comes after Narendra Modi's visit to all the five Central Asian nations - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and - in 2015 and the EAM's tour across the region in August 2018.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 18:10 IST