On August 3rd, 2016, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted a cultural reception with the five foreign ministers from the states of Central Asia. This historic event - marking the first time cabinet-level ministers from all five Central Asian nations came together to engage the wider community of U.S. businesses - celebrated the unique cultural heritage and entrepreneurial spirit of Central Asia and its ancient and modern linkages with the global market.
A private roundtable was also held on the margins of this event between the U.S. Chamber, U.S. government officials, and the Ministers from the five Central Asian states.
We will continue to collaborate with Central Asia and will offer meaningful engagements on a recurring basis. Future engagements will be in the form of roundtables and high-level dialogues.