The first “Central Asia – USA” (C5+1) summit was held in New York on September 19. The meeting was attended by the presidents of the United States, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. The politicians discussed a wide range of issues and touched upon the topic of trade, economic, and investment partnership.
The host side made a number of proposals for future cooperation with the Central Asian republics. Thus, to create a favorable environment for the development of trade and investment potential, including with private American companies, it was decided to organize a business platform that would complement the diplomatic vector of the “C5+1” format. In addition, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) has been instructed to hold a regional ministerial conference in October of this year to develop specific actions aimed at developing economic ties between summit participants.