The sixth Summit of the heads of the Caspian states will be held in Ashgabat on 29 June 2022. On Friday, at a government meeting, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov presented the program of the meeting.
A set of important issues related to the further development of interstate cooperation in priority areas will be put on the agenda of the Ashgabat summit. A number of bilateral meetings will be held on the sidelines of the event.
A meeting of the foreign ministers of the Caspian littoral States, which will be held on 28 June, will review the preparations for the summit.
President Serdar Berdimuhamedov stressed that the development of traditionally friendly relations with neighboring countries is one of the key vectors of the foreign policy of Turkmenistan, built on the principles of permanent neutrality, peacefulness and broad fruitful cooperation.
Turkmenistan consistently supports the diversification of trade and economic ties between the Caspian littoral states and stand for the effective implementation of the huge resource, transport and transit, energy and industrial potential of the Caspian region, president said.
At the same time, great importance is attached to humanitarian and cultural cooperation, as well as contacts in such area as ecology and environmental protection, preservation of the biodiversity of the ancient Khazar, rational use of its natural resources, he added.
Turkmenistan will continue to contribute in every possible way to strengthening fraternal and good-neighborly ties between our countries, whose peoples are united by centuries-old historical and cultural ties, maintaining the status of the Caspian Sea as a sea of peace, friendship and cooperation, the Turkmen leader stressed.
Last week, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said that the leaders of the five Caspian states during a meeting in Ashgabat will confirm the importance of the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea. The document was adopted in 2018. ///nCa, 27 June 2022