he 2nd meeting of the India-Central Asia Dialogue will be held in the digital video-conference format on 28 October 2020. Foreign Ministers of India, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan as well as First Deputy Foreign Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic will participate in the meeting. Acting Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan will also attend the meeting as a special invitee.
The Ministers will exchange views on a wide gamut of areas including political, security, economic and commercial, humanitarian and cultural spheres as well as on regional and international issues of mutual interest. The Ministers will specifically deliberate on promoting connectivity and development partnerships in the region.
The inaugural meeting of the India-Central Asia Dialogue was jointly organized by India and Uzbekistan on 13 January 2019 in Samarkand (Uzbekistan). This was conceived as a platform for further strengthening cooperation between India and the Central Asian countries.