Momen joins connectivity conference

Foreign Minister Abdul Momen today left here for Uzbekistan to join an international conference to be held in Tashkent on July 15-16.

A number of heads of government and foreign ministers of nearly 40 countries will join the in-person conference titled “Central and South Asia: Regional Connectivity – Challenges and Opportunities”, hosted by Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev to strengthen regional connectivity.

The high-level international conference is intended to form a political and expert platform for multilateral discussion of the mutually beneficial strategic model – Central Asia – South Asia -in transport and logistics, energy, trade, industry, investment, technological, cultural and humanitarian domains.

The conference will consist of an opening ceremony, to be joined by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, a plenary session, three breakout sessions, and a final part.

During the conference, the Bangladesh foreign minister would advocate for expediting regional connectivity as Dhaka has already emerged as the ‘connectivity leader’ in the international arena.

Dr Momen will also hold bilateral meetings with his Russian, Indian and Chinese counterparts on the sideline of the conference.


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