PM to Host 1st India- Central Asia Virtual Summit on January 27

New Delhi, January 20, 2022.

India on Wednesday announced that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host the first India- Central Asia Summit in a Virtual Format on January 27 as part of the country’s engagement with the extended neighbour -hood.

The Indian side had earlier invited the leaders of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan to be chief guests, though no formal announcement was made by any of the countries.

The external affairs ministry said the presidents of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan will participate in the virtual summit, described as the “first engagement of its kind between India and the Central Asian countries at the level of leaders”.

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