In addition, as noted by Dean Thompson, First Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Washington is aimed at realizing the economic potential of the region.
The United States hopes to develop cooperation with the countries of Central Asia, intends to support their sovereignty and the realization of their economic potential. This was announced at a briefing in Ashgabat by Dean Thompson, First Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, the Turkmen Orient news agency reported on Tuesday.
“We hope to build our joint work with partners in Central Asia on various important issues in this difficult, historical time. In this work, the United States is aimed at supporting the countries of Central Asia in order to strengthen their independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, realize their enormous economic and commercial potential so that the region can be a strong partner for the rest of the world in such areas as security, countering terrorism and violent extremism,” the agency quotes him as saying.
Thompson said that he also intends to visit Tashkent, in addition, US Assistant Secretary of State Donald Lu will visit the Central Asian region this week. “And these joint efforts of ours are aimed at maintaining cooperation with Central Asian countries,” he added.
On Monday, Thompson held talks with Turkmen Foreign Minister Rasit Meredov. According to him, at the meeting the sides discussed the continuation of cooperation to strengthen the security of Turkmenistan’s borders and further expansion of economic cooperation.