New Delhi: Aiming for a better political, economic and people-to-people engagement with Central Asian countries, India today unveiled its 'Connect Asia policy' and expressed interest in setting up an university in Kyrgyzstan for imparting IT and management educations.
Inaugurating first India-Central Asia Dialogue organised by Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) at Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahmed said both sides are working to set up a Central Asian e-network with its hub in India.
"The minister unveiled India's 'Connect Central Asia' policy aimed at greater political, economic and people-to-people engagement with central Asian countries, both bilaterally and collectively," a ICWA statement said.
The programme aims at delivering tele-education and tele- medicine connectivity, linking all the five central Asian states with India, it said.
"Ahmed also expressed India's interest in assisting to set up a Central Asia University at Bishek imparting education in areas like IT, management, cultural exchanges including philosophy and languages," the statement said.
The two-day dialogue has brought together participants from across the central Asian countries and India.
The dialogue will be followed by a business interaction- 'Discover Asia' hosted by former President of Kyrgyz Republic, Roza Otunbayeva, on June 13.
Over 100 industrialists are participating in the event.