Heads of state participating in 5th Consultative Meeting viewed EXPO Central Asia 2023 exhibition in Dushanbe [PHOTOS] ... Reps. Adam Schiff and Jake Auchincloss urging Congress to cut off aid to Azerbaijan ...Armenian Defense Minister holds meeting with Commander of Russian Ground Forces and Commander of peacekeepers in NK
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and other presidents participating in the 5th Consultative Meeting of the Heads of State of Central Asia have viewed the EXPO Central Asia 2023 exhibition in Dushanbe.
The exhibition organized with the support of the government of Tajikistan features leading companies and their products.
The purpose of the exhibition is to introduce products of manufacturing companies and strengthen trade cooperation between countries of Central Asia.
The pavilions of Central Asian countries demonstrate a large assortment of light industry and cocoon production, hydropower and innovative equipment, household appliances, as well as meat products, dairy products, dried fruits, canned food, soft drinks and other products.
Cars, passenger and cargo vehicles, military defense vehicles, as well as agricultural equipment from Central Asian countries were on display in the open area of the exhibition.
The exhibition also featured the results of activities and achievements of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea and the World Health Organization.
The exhibition also provided detailed information about trade along the Silk Road, which took place in ancient times, and the activities of Tajik artisans in different periods.
The hydropower resources of Tajikistan were demonstrated in a separate corner.
Then the heads of state visited an exhibition of industrial products of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.
It was noted that the organization of such a large regional exhibition contributes to the expansion of trade cooperation, the development of production workshops and enterprises, and an increase in the range and volume of industrial products in the countries involved.
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As the House considers the Defense Appropriations Bill, Representatives Adam Schiff and Jake Auchincloss are urging Congress to cut off aid to Azerbaijan.
“The ongoing blockade of the Lachin Corridor by Azerbaijan has cut off essential aid to over 120,000 people. Time is of the essence. The blockade must end,” Rep. Schiff said in a video message.
“The blockade must end. The USA can’t let Azerbaijan starve the Armenian population in Artsakh into submission,” Rep. Auchincloss stated.
YEREVAN, SEPTEMBER 14, ARMENPRESS. On September 14, Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia Suren Papikyan held a meeting with the Commander-in-Chief of the Ground Forces of the Russian Federation, General of the Army Oleg Salyukov, and the newly appointed Commander of the Russian Peacekeeping Contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh, Major General Kirill Kulakov.
The Minister of Defense of the Republic of Armenia congratulated Major General Kulakov on taking office and wished him success during the peacekeeping mission.
During the meeting the current situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border, around Nagorno Karabakh and the operational situation and existing issues in the area of responsibility of the Russian peacekeeping contingent, as well as a number of issues aimed at increasing the effectiveness of the Russian peacekeeping mission in Nagorno Karabakh were discussed, the ministry said in a press release.
Minister Papikyan emphasized the importance of the unconditional implementation of all the provisions of the trilateral statement of November 9, 2020, and highlighted the need for efforts aimed at unblocking the Lachin Corridor as soon as possible.
The Minister of Defense provided information on the movements and concentration of Azerbaijani armed forces along the borders, regular provocations, and shootings targeting Armenian outposts, as well as parallel to this, the frequent dissemination of disinformation.
“Azerbaijan and the countries of Central Asia are bound by the centuries-long brotherhood ties of our peoples. Shared cultural roots are the solid foundation of interstate relations,” said President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev as he addressed the 5th Consultative Meeting of the Heads of State of Central Asia held in Tajikistan, Report informs via AZERTAC.
The head of state noted: “For over 30 years, as independent states, we actively engage both in bilateral and multilateral formats. We support each other’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, and actively develop economic ties.”