Visit to Central Asia

The Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in Ashgabat

8 Jun 2017

Visit to Central Asia

 Visit to Central Asia  

 The Secretary-General has left New York on Wednesday, seventh of June, for a visit to Central Asia that will take him to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.

In Astana, Kazakhstan, the Secretary-General will attend the celebrations in honor of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization Heads of State Council. The next day, he will meet with President Nursultan A. Nazarbayev and address the plenary session of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

On Saturday, 10 June, the Secretary-General will be in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, where he will travel to Nukus to visit a ship graveyard on the Aral Sea.

Then on Sunday, 11 June, the Secretary-General will be in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, to meet with President Atambaev, and then on to Osh where he will attend a commemoration of the June 2010 events.

The next day, on 12 June, he will meet with the President of Tajikistan, President Rahmon, and attend a conference on the Sustainable Development Goals in the capital Dushanbe, before visiting areas affected by climate change.

On Tuesday, in Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, the Secretary-General will meet with President Berdymuhamedov. In the afternoon, he will participate in a High-level UN Central-Asian dialogue on implementing the UN Global Counter-Terrorism Strategy in Central Asia.

The Secretary-General will then be making his way back to New York.