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Kazakhstan’s First Deputy FM and US Special Envoy discuss Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis

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Kazakhstan’s First Deputy FM and US Special Envoy discuss Afghanistan’s humanitarian crisis

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Kazakhstan’s First Deputy Foreign Minister, Kairat Umarov, met with US special representative for Afghanistan, Thomas West, to discuss Afghanistan's complex humanitarian crisis. The meeting aimed to coordinate international assistance to address the dire humanitarian crisis in the country.

C5+1 Special Session on Afghanistan

The meeting took place in Astana, Kazakhstan, on June 27, as part of the C5+1 special session on Afghanistan, which was held on June 27 and 28. During the session, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and the US discussed issues such as providing humanitarian aid to the people of Afghanistan, defending human rights, fostering international cooperation, maintaining security, and combating terrorism.

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Initiative for sustainable development goals

Umarov outlined the initiative of Kazakhstan’s president to establish a UN regional centre for sustainable development goals for Central Asia and Afghanistan in Almaty to promote cooperation in socio-economic and trade investment development. The Kazakh Foreign Ministry’s ambassador-at-large, Talgat Kaliyev, emphasized the significance of a single, shared pragmatic strategy to help stabilize the situation in Afghanistan.

(Read Also: Kazakhstan and Afghanistan: An Economic Meeting to Bolster Bilateral Trade and Showcase Afghan Products)

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US applauds Kazakhstan’s efforts

The US applauded the Kazakh government’s efforts to help the Afghan people, particularly its efforts to improve the social and economic situation in the country.

(Read Also: Kazakhstan Urges Global Cooperation to Support Afghanistan’s Humanitarian Crisis)

C5+1 forum

C5+1 is a regional diplomatic forum established in 2015 for interaction between five Central Asian nations with the United States in trade, economics, and other areas of shared interest.
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