On 20 December 2021, the Prime Minister of the Republic of India Narendra Modi received the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Central Asian countries participating at the 3rd India – Central Asia Dialogue in New Delhi.
During the meeting the sides exchanged views on the state and prospects of relations between countries in the framework of the India-Central Asia Dialogue as well as key issues related to the current situation in the region and the world, including security threats.
Narendra Modi stressed the importance of developing bilateral and multilateral relations with each member state of the Dialogue and highly evaluated the 20th Jubilee Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and other international and regional events held in Tajikistan.
Taking into account the impact of COVID-19 on the economies of the Dialogue member states, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan Sirojiddin Muhriddin stressed the need to develop interregional cooperation in trade, economy, industry, energy, transport, science, education, health and tourism. Particular attention was paid to the need to find new ways and methods of cooperation in these areas.
At the end of the meeting, it was expressed hope that the results of the 3rd Dialogue will contribute to further strengthening of this framework and achieving the goals ahead.