Thirteenth Senior Officials Meeting of the “Central Asia plus Japan” Dialogue
1. On November 26, the Thirteenth Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) of the “Central Asia plus Japan” Dialogue will be held in Tokyo.
2. This meeting is part of the “Central Asia plus Japan” Dialogue, a framework for Japan and five Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) to cooperate with each other regarding the common issues of the region. In the meeting, representatives from each country discuss the current situation of regional cooperation and future issues.
3. In this meeting, Mr. Hideki Uyama, Special Representative in charge of Central Asia (Ambassador), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will participate from the Japanese side and vice-foreign minister level officials will participate from the Central Asian countries.
4. Through the SOM, participants will make preparations for the Seventh Foreign Ministers’ Meeting of the “Central Asia plus Japan” Dialogue.