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    The US president meets with Central Asian leaders in New York.

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    On September 20th, 2023,US President Joe Biden met with Central Asian leaders in the C5+1 conversation format at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Tuesday.

    Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Kyrgyzstan’s President Sadyr Japarov, Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon, Turkmenistan’s President Serdar Berdimuhamedow, and Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev were among those present.

    The summit was the first of its kind, taking place on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly’s 78th session.

    “I believe we are witnessing a historic moment.” We are building on years of strong cooperation between Central Asia and the United States, which is based on our common commitment to sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity,” Biden said at the summit.

    Noting that the US has taken cooperation to new heights, Biden stated that they intend to strengthen cooperation in a variety of sectors, including US security finance for the region, the fight against terrorism, the economy, energy security, supply chain strengthening, and disability rights.

    “I’d want to thank you everyone for your fruitful discussion today…”I look forward to working with all of you in the future to do even more,” Biden continued.

    The meeting highlights Washington’s increased interest in Central Asian nations.

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