In his speech at the Caspian Economic Forum, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, speaking about the aspects of cooperation, focused on the main thing, without which not a single project, not a single good and good initiative could take place.
It is peace, security, friendship and mutual understanding between the coastal countries and the peoples inhabiting them. Berdimuhamedov recalled that in order to ensure peaceful and stable development of the region and to create new political and legal foundations for multilateral cooperation in the Caspian in April 2002, the first Summit of the Caspian littoral states was held in Ashgabat at the initiative of Turkmenistan. It was then that a solid foundation was laid for a systemic, multi-level and regular negotiation process in the Caspian.
A really long way has been traveled, the most important political and diplomatic agreements have been reached. The result of this work was the signing last year in Aktau, the head of five states of the Convention on the legal status of the Caspian Sea. A solid package of five-sided agreements on specific areas of activity in the Caspian has also been signed.
Therefore, today we must focus on solving urgent practical issues of the common Caspian development, the Turkmen leader said.