Uzbekistan has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, alongside with other leaders in Central Asia for a global connectivity summit from July 15 to 16 within the Uzbek capital of Tashkent.
The International convention named “Central Asia and South Asia regional connectivity: Challenges and opportunities” is being organised which is the initiative of Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The summit will have three frequent themes of debate — Economic, Cultural, safety — connectivity and goals to refresh historic ties. Leadership and representatives of Russia, Iran, China, the US, and the EU will be invited to the summit.
Invite to India was prolonged throughout Uzbek overseas minister Abdulaziz Kamilov’s New Delhi go to in late February. Kamilov has already visited the capitals of the other 4 central Asian international locations to increase the invite. In March, Kamilov had visited Islamabad at hand over the invite.
The summit will see a gathering of leaders from South and Central Asia and goals to extend connectivity between the two areas. This is the primary such initiative of this sort and comes from Uzbekistan which is a doubly landlocked nation. Uzbekistan, alongside with Liechtenstein are the one 2 doubly landlocked international locations on the planet.
Uzbekistan has been eager on utilizing the India-built Chabahar port in Iran. Both international locations shaped the group with Iran for rising engagement on the port. Afghanistan will be invited for the subsequent meet of the grouping. During the December digital summit between Indian PM Modi and Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the latter introduced the intention to hitch International North-South Transport Corridor that connects Mumbai to Moscow.
Uzbekistan is the one central Asian nation with which India has held a digital summit up to now. In strategic house and protection, each side are enhance engagement. India and Uzbekistan are holding army workouts Dustlik-2 from March 9 to 21 at Chaubatia, Uttarakhand. On Afghanistan as effectively, each side maintain common exchanges.
With other international locations within the area, Afghanistan is rising engagement on connectivity, particularly with air corridors and the Chabahar port undertaking backed by New Delhi. A trans-Afghan railway is being deliberate, with Pakistan, Uzbekistan, and Afghanistan being a part of it.