“Central Asia plus Japan” Dialogue: The Third Tokyo Dialogue

February 13, 2009

  1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will hold “Central Asia plus Japan” Dialogue: The Third Tokyo Dialogue on February 20 (Fri) in cooperation with the Japan Foundation.
  2. The Tokyo Dialogue has been held as a part of the “Intellectual Dialogue,” which consists one of the five pillars of the “Central Asia plus Japan” Dialogue, a framework of multilateral dialogue and cooperation that Japan has been promoting with Central Asian countries.  The Tokyo Dialogue aims to expand the range of intellectual exchange between Japan and Central Asian countries and to come up with policy proposals which could be useful for the possible governmental talks.
  3. At this time’s Tokyo Dialogue, with participations from Japan and five Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan), it is expected to have a frank exchange of views on the theme of “Environment Cooperation in Central Asia.”  At the opening session, Mr. Shintaro Ito, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, will deliver a keynote speech as the representative of the host.