U.S Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
February 3, 2020
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus:
Today, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo joined the five foreign ministers of Kazakhstan, The Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan in Tashkent, Uzbekistan for a minister-level meeting of the C5+1. The six countries reaffirmed their commitment to the C5+1 diplomatic platform and discussed plans for the C5+1 in 2020, including Central Asian contributions to the peace process in Afghanistan, practical next steps in joint border security work, and regional efforts to improve economic and energy connectivity.