President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov arrived on a working visit to St. Petersburg. The presidential plane landed at Pulkovo Airport, where other CIS leaders had also arrived before.
An informal meeting of the leaders of the CIS countries is planned in the library named after B.N. Yeltsin in the Senate Square. The heads of state will exchange views on the state and prospects for the development of multilateral cooperation. A meeting of leaders of the member countries of the Eurasian Economic Union will also be held in the northern capital of Russia.
Turkmenistan ends its chairmanship in the CIS in 2019. During this time, many major events took place in the format of the Commonwealth, which intensified the integration processes between the countries participating in the regional association. Turkmenistan remains steadfastly committed to traditional dialogue in the format of the Commonwealth, President Berdimuhamedov said at a government meeting on Wednesday.