Kyrgyzstan is ready to participate in CASA-1000 energy project
Bishkek, March 28 / Kabar /. The delegation of the Kyrgyz Foreign Ministry led by Deputy Minister Nurlan Aitmurzaev took part in the Fifth Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA V) in Dushanbe March 26-27.
Foreign ministers of 50 countries and Afghanistan's international partners, representatives of the United Nations, SCO, OSCE and other important international organizations and financial institutions took part in the conference.
Conference was opened by Afghan President Hamid Karzai and Tajik President Emomali Rahmon. In addition, the opening ceremony was attended by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, the press service of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the KR reports.
The conference discussed issues of assistance to Afghanistan in fighting terrorism, improve the system of governance, socio-economic recovery, transport and communications, development of regional cooperation.
In his speech N. Aitmurzaev noted that Kyrgyzstan is ready to participate actively in implementation of CASA-1000 energy project. He said that one of the main priorities of the regional policy is the development of transportation system including railway infrastructure which is an important element of the integration and strengthening of regional trade and economic ties.
Deputy Minister stresses that the China-Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Afghanista-Iran railway project might become a perspective project in this regard.
Within the framework of the conference, Deputy Foreign N. Aitmurzaev held consultations with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan Z. Rasul, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan Hamrokhon Zarifi, deputy Russian Minister of Energy Y. Senturin, heads of delegations of Latvia, Oman, Netherlands, Norway, the Kingdom Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Philippines, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, as well as with representatives of the OSCE, ESCAP, UNESCO, EU, ECO, UNAMA, the UN Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy in Central Asia and others.