The second ministerial conference in the format Italy - Central Asia

On December 8, 2021, the second ministerial conference in the "Italy - Central Asia" format was held in Tashkent under the chairmanship of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The first similar meeting was organized in Rome on December 13, 2019.

The event was attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy Luigi Di Maio, Deputy Prime Minister - Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tleuberdi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic Ruslan Kazakbaev, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Sirojiddin Mukhriddin, Special Representative of the European Union for Central Asia Teri Hakala. Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov joined the meeting via videoconference.

The conference was held in three separate plenary sessions:
1. "Current Challenges and New Opportunities in Central Asia, National Priorities"
2. "Topical issues of international and regional economic cooperation"
3. "Priority issues of health care and the development of measures to jointly counter coronavirus."

Within the framework of the conference, a "round table" was also organized on the topic: "The current state and prospects for the development of scientific cooperation between Central Asia and Italy", which was attended by leading Central Asian and Italian experts. The participants studied conceptual models of regional governance, sustainable and inclusive development, issues of protection and promotion of cultural heritage, activation of scientific and academic contacts.