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Watch Live: PM Modi to host first India-Central Asia Summit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be hosting the first meeting of the India-Central Asia Summit, with the participation of the Presidents of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, in a virtual format today, 27 January 2022.

 

The first India-Central Asia Summit reflects India’s growing engagement with Central Asian countries, which are considered part of India’s “Extended Neighbourhood.” In 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a historic visit to all Central Asian countries. Following that, there have been high-level exchanges at bilateral and multilateral forums.

The inception of the India-Central Asia Dialogue at the Foreign Ministers’ level, the third meeting of which was held in New Delhi from 18-20 December 2021 has provided an impetus to India-Central Asia relations. The participation of the Secretaries of National Security Councils of Central Asian countries in the Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan held in New Delhi on 10 November 2021 also outlined a common regional approach to Afghanistan.

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Leaders are expected to discuss steps to take India-Central Asia relations to new heights at the first India-Central Asia Summit. They are also expected to discuss regional and international issues of mutual interest, particularly the evolving regional security situation.

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