28 Feb 2023 15:15

Kazakhstan summons Central Asian countries, USA to seek alternative trade routes

ASTANA. Feb 28 (Interfax) - Kazakhstan's Foreign Affairs Minister Mukhtar Tileuberdi has called on the countries of Central Asia and the United States to formulate new routes for international trade.

"It is very important for us to work on creating new, alternative trade routes, given that we are restoring disrupted supply chains," Tileuberdi said in Astana during the C5+1 ministerial meeting of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and the United States, with the participation of U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

"In this regard, I would like to invite delegations from the C5+1 countries to participate in the Astana International Forum to be held on June 8-9, where political leaders, thinkers and private companies will also participate," the Kazakh Foreign Minister added.