Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen has held a bilateral meeting with his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar on the side lines of a conference in the Uzbekistanis capital Tashkent today.
“Happy to meet with Bangladesh FM Dr AK Abdul Momen on the side lines of the Tashkent Connectivity Conference. A good opportunity to review the progress in our ties, including its connectivity aspects,” Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar tweeted with a photo of the bilateral meeting today.
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Momen left for Tashkent to join the two-day conference on Central and South Asia Connectivity Challenges and Opportunities on July 15-16.
Delegates from 57 countries, including state or government heads from at least three countries, are attending the event.
Uzbekistan, a landlocked country, is seeking to improve connectivity in the Central Asian as well as with South Asian countries. Bangladesh, which is becoming a connectivity hub in South and Southeast Asia, also wants to connect to the Central Asia.
Presently, trade level between South and Central Asia is very low, and all the countries in the two regions want to improve trade but that needs connectivity.
On the side line, he is also scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.