POLITICS | 13:06 / 17.11.2023
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Central Asian countries, USA launching B5+1 business platform

The launch of the multilateral platform is expected to contribute to economic security.

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Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and the United States are launching a business platform for public-private dialogue – Business 5+1, the US State Department’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs reported.

“B5+1 promotes economic security through regional economic integration and reform, public-private dialogue, innovation and foreign investment,” it said.

The first meeting in the B5+1 format will be held in Almaty in 2024.

An agreement to create a B5+1 business platform was reached in September during the first summit of the heads of state of Central Asia and the United States (C5+1) in New York.

Then the White House noted that the new platform would complement diplomatic contacts between countries and help establish connections in the private sector for economic development.

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