Second "Central Asia plus Japan" Intellectual Dialogue (Tokyo Dialogue)

January 24, 2007

  1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will hold the Second "Central Asia plus Japan" Intellectual Dialogue (Tokyo) on January 30 (Tue) with the cooperation of the Japan Foundation.
  2. The Tokyo Dialogue is held as part of the "Intellectual Dialogue", one of the five pillars of "Central Asia plus Japan Dialogue", which is a framework of dialogue and cooperation that Japan has been promoting with Central Asian countries. The Tokyo Dialogue aims to expand intellectual exchange between Central Asia and Japan and come up with outcomes which could be useful inputs to governmental talks.
  3. At the Tokyo Dialogue, in which specialists from five Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) and also from Japan will participate, it is expected that a frank exchange of opinions will take place on the theme of "Energy in Central Asia". At the opening session, Mr. Takeshi Iwaya, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, will deliver a keynote speech as the representative of the host.

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