On September 22, 2022, during the 77th annual session of the UN General Assembly in New York, Foreign Ministers and representatives from the United States, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan held a meeting to discuss regional cooperation and continued engagement through the C5+1 diplomatic platform.
They highlighted three decades of mutually beneficial partnership between the five Central Asian countries and the United States and emphasized continued commitment to uphold the UN Charter.
Diplomats commended successful C5+1 collaboration since its launch in 2015. They announced the establishment of the C5+1 Secretariat to further deepen engagement that advances common objectives. The initiatives to enhance regional economic security and connectivity, to ensure food and energy security, and to strengthen commitment to human rights were also discussed.
During the speech at the meeting, Turkmen side stressed the importance of the cooperation in both bilateral and multilateral formats aimed at strengthening political and socio-economic engagement, creating opportunities to expand mutual investments, infrastructural, transport-communication, social, and energy projects of regional scale.
The parties reiterated the importance of engaging in greater cooperation in support of private sector development, climate change action and development of state-of-the-art green technology, water resource management, infrastructure planning, and renewable energy development, as well as education opportunities.