Asian countries to setup working group on Afghanistan
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India and five Central Asian countries named Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan have decided to set up a joint working group on Afghanistan. This decision has been taken at the India hosted the very first India-Central Asia Summit.
1st India-Central Asia Summit:
As per the senior officials’ level information, Ministry of External Affairs Secretary (West) Reenat Sandhu has officially given statement that, The first India-Central Asia Summit, hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in virtual format was attended by five presidents — Kazakhstan’s Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Uzbekistan’s Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Tajikistan’s Emomali Rahmon, Turkmenistan’s Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow and Kyrgyz Republic’s Sadyr Japarov.
Decision taken at the summit:
- At the summit, Modi proposed for developing a roadmap for the next 30 years.
It was decided that leaders of India and Central Asian countries would organize a summit-level meeting every two years and the next summit might be organized in 2024.
- At the meeting, the leaders accorded to continue close consultations on Afghanistan and decided to setup a joint working group on the country at the senior officials’ level.
- India and Central Asian countries are devoted to combating the threat of terrorism and drug trafficking.
- Joint counter-terrorism exercises will be organized between India and interested Central Asian countries.
About five Asian Countries:
Currency: Kazakhstani Tenge
Currency: Uzbekistani So’m
President: Shavkat Mirziyoyev
Currency: Tajikistani Somoni
President: Emomoli Rahmon
Currency: Turkmenistan Manat
President: Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow
Currency: Kyrgyzstani Som
President: Sadyr Japarov
Question & Answer:
Q1. Name the five countries which are participated in first ever India-Central Asia Summit?
Ans. Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan
Q2. What is the motive behind this year’s India-Central Asia Summit?
Ans. To establish joint working group on Afghanistan
Q3. Who hosted the first ever India-Central Asia Summit?
Ans. India (led by PM Narendra Modi)
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