The text of the following statement was issued by the Governments of the United States of America, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan on the occasion of the 77th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly. Assembly.

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On September 22, during the 77th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly, foreign ministers and representatives of the United States, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan met to discuss regional cooperation. and continued engagement through the C5+1 diplomatic platform. They highlighted three decades of mutually beneficial partnership between the five Central Asian countries and the United States and underscored the continued commitment to abide by the Charter of the United Nations, in particular the principles of respect for independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries. Participants also stressed the importance of maintaining peace and security, as well as settling disputes through diplomatic means.

Participants commended the successful collaboration of the C5+1 since its launch in 2015. They announced the establishment of the C5+1 Secretariat to further deepen the engagement that advances common goals. They also discussed initiatives to strengthen regional economic security and connectivity, ensure food and energy security and strengthen commitment to human rights.

Participants reiterated the importance of engaging in greater cooperation to support private sector development, action against climate change and the development of advanced green technologies, sustainable mountain development, resource management water supply, infrastructure planning and renewable energy development, as well as training and education opportunities and people-to-people exchanges. They stressed the importance of the C5+1 working groups on economy, energy and environment, and security, and that the C5+1 working groups will continue to meet regularly.

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