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Ambassadors to discuss Central Asia situation in light of troops pullout from Afghanistan

December 03, 2013, 15:55 UTC+3 MOSCOW
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MOSCOW, December 03. /ITAR-TASS/. The situation in Central Asia in connection with the withdrawal of international forces from Afghanistan will be discussed in Tashkent on December 10 by Russia’s ambassadors to the region, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

“The meeting will be held under the chairmanship of Russian State Secretary — Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin. The meeting will be attended by the Russian ambassadors to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as senior officials of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Central Staff,” the ministry said.

The meeting participants will “consider the regional situation as far as the foreign military presence in neighboring Afghanistan is being wound up, coordinate the ways and methods of fulfilling in relations with Central Asian states of the directives of the Russian leadership and pursuant decisions of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s collegium of May 23, 2013.” “The current work of our foreign missions in the region will be discussed separately,” the ministry said.

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