Summit closing “Sika” Astana. Putin attacks the West and Erdogan pledges to seek to stop the war in Ukraine

It concluded in the Kazakh capital, Astana - today, Thursday- Proceedings of the Sixth Summit of Member States “Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia” (Sika)During the meeting, Russian President Vladimir Putin attacked the West, while Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged to seek to stop the war in Ukraine.

In addition to Putin and Erdogan, a number of state leaders participated in the summit held under the auspices of the Kazakh President, Qasim Jomart Tokayev, including the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the presidents of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, Iran's Ibrahim Raisi, Iraq's Barham Salih, and Palestine's Mahmoud Abbas..

Also participating in the meeting were Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan, Pakistani Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirzayev, Kyrgyz President Sadr Jabarov, Tajik Emomali Rakhmonov, Vietnamese Vice President Phu Thi An Juan, as well as Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko..

It includes a forum “Sika” Many former Soviet Central Asian countries, as well as China, India, some Arab countries, and Southeast Asian countries benefit from close trade relations with the West and Japan..
Addressing the summit, the Russian president described the West as a neo-colonial power bent on impeding the development of the rest of the world and exploiting the poorest countries.. He said that the world has now become multipolar, and that Asia plays the most important role in this new system, adding that his country is working to reconsider the global financial system..

Putin accused Washington “undermining security” in the region, and so on “Because of its continued existence 20 years in Afghanistan”.

On the sidelines of the summit, Russian President Putin held side meetings with a number of leaders, including the Turkish President and the Emir of Qatar.

For his part, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said that the West had failed in the job of ensuring security and stability in the world after the collapse of the Soviet Union.. He added that the practices of the West - such as carrying out coups and imposing sanctions- It may ignite the fuse of a third world war, as he put it.

For his part, Iranian President Ibrahim Raisi accused the United States of working to destabilize it, in light of the protests that Iran has been witnessing for nearly a month, against the background of the death of the young woman, Mahsa Amini..

Raisi said that the path that his country is pursuing in its foreign policy is difficult and thorny, stressing that it has begun to rely on itself in the face of sanctions and hegemony..

In a speech he delivered during the meeting, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called for holding an international peace conference and securing protection for the Palestinian people who are being killed daily, he said..

Abbas said that the Palestinian Authority “You will not stick alone” agreements signed with Israel “You will review” total relations with it.
In turn, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan pledged during the Astana summit that his country would continue its efforts to establish peace between Russia and Ukraine and stop the bloodshed as soon as possible, indicating that there are no winners from war and losers from a just peace..
In joint statements with his Russian counterpart, Erdogan said that his country is determined to continue implementing and strengthening the Istanbul Agreement, and to transport Russian grain and fertilizers via Turkey to emerging countries..

The Turkish president added that the current global system takes into account the interests of a few countries and overlooks the concerns of the great majority. He also said that the world is facing major economic and security problems, stressing that his country supports an increase in the number of countries participating in the conference. “Sika” and turn it into a global conference.

It is worth noting that “Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia” It is an international forum to promote cooperation aimed at ensuring peace, security and stability in the Asian continent. It is based on understanding the direct relationship between peace, security and stability in Asia and the world.

Conference summits are held each 4 years, and the meetings of the foreign ministers of the participating countries are held every two years, and the general secretariat is located in the capital of Kazakhstan. Also, the timing of the event is daily 12-13 This October coincides with the 30th anniversary of the forum's initiative.



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