France-Central Asia – 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations (March 28, 2017)

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Jean-Marc Ayrault will receive, on March 29 at the Quai d’Orsay, his counterparts from the five Central Asian states to celebrate the establishment in 1992 of diplomatic relations with Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.

The discussions between the minister and his guests will focus on the development of relations between France and each of them as well as cooperation on major international issues, starting with the fight against terrorism. The meeting will provide an opportunity to reaffirm our support for the modernization of these countries in all areas. The strengthening of our ties, notably in the areas of education and culture, will also be included on the agenda.

On this occasion, Jean-Marc Ayrault will also have bilateral meetings with his Kazakhstan counterpart, Kairat Abdrakhmanov, his Uzbek counterpart, Abdulaziz Kamilov, as well as with Azamat Usenov, Kyrgyzstan’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Muzaffar Husseinzoda, Tajikistan’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Vepa Hajiyev, Turkmenistan’s First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.

An exhibition of archives retracing the development of diplomatic relations between France and Central Asia over the last 25 years will be presented by Jean-Marc Ayrault to his interlocutors at the Quai d’Orsay.