In his address to the summit participants, the Head of State noted that the C5+Germany dialogue initiative could be a powerful impetus for cooperation between the countries.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev outlined the priority areas of cooperation that could be the subject of joint efforts by the leaders of the region. First of all, he elaborated on the issues of trade and economic cooperation, development of new transit-transport corridors, and cooperation in the energy sector.
During the meeting, much attention was paid to climate change and water issues. The meeting participants discussed the agenda on the melting of glaciers and the ecological situation in Central Asia. According to the President of Kazakhstan, Germany's experience in dealing with these challenges is very important for the region.
The leaders also touched upon issues concerning the geopolitical situation surrounding the Central Asian region and the European Union. They also exchanged views on the current situation in Afghanistan.
President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier claimed that the Ukrainian crisis seriously affects European security, as well as the security of Central Asian countries.
In response, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev reiterated the need for wise diplomacy aimed at finding mutually acceptable peaceful solutions. He emphasized the need for the parties to engage in real negotiations.
In addition, the President highlighted the importance of expanding cultural and humanitarian ties between the Central Asian states and Germany. In particular, he supported the implementation of joint scientific and educational projects, as well as programs for learning the German language.
During the meeting, President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Zhaparov, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov also delivered their speeches.