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The 8th Foreign Ministers’ Meeting of the “Central Asia plus Japan” Dialogue (Online)

April 15, 2022
  1. The 8th Foreign Ministers’ Meeting of the “Central Asia plus Japan” Dialogue will be held virtually at 4 p.m. on Friday, April 15. The meeting will be chaired by Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan.
  2. At the meeting, the Deputy Prime Minister, foreign ministers and deputy foreign minister from the five Central Asian countries will participate and exchange views towards sustainable development in the region with the Central Asian countries, who are partners that maintain and strengthen the international order based on the rule of law.
  3. At the meeting, it is expected that the Central Asian countries and Japan will reconfirm their cooperation and reaffirm the unchanging solidarity between Central Asia and Japan, as this year marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.
(Reference)“Central Asia plus Japan” Dialogue
  1. The “Central Asia plus Japan” Dialogue was launched in August 2004 as a framework for dialogue and cooperation among Japan and the five Central Asian countries. Japan has supported regional cooperation in Central Asia through this Dialogue as a “catalyst", from the point of view that regional cooperation for solving common challenges is essential for the “open, stable and self-sustained” development of Central Asia.
  2. Under the “Central Asia plus Japan” Dialogue framework, 8 Foreign Ministers’ Meetings (the last face-to-face meeting was held in May 2019 in Tajikistan, and the meeting in August 2020 was held virtually), 13 Senior Officials Meetings (SOM), 11 Intellectual Dialogues (Tokyo Dialogue), 7 Experts’ Meetings and 2 Business Dialogues have been held.

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