The Ashgabat format will become a new platform for interaction between the Central Asian countries and Russia

The Ashgabat format will become a new platform for interaction between the Central Asian countries and Russia

The new platform for interparliamentary cooperation between the Central Asian countries and Russia will be called the "Ashgabat format", and its secretariat will be located in the capital of Turkmenistan.

This initiative of the Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was consolidated by the Ashgabat Declaration of the Interparliamentary Forum of the Central Asian States and the Russian Federation.

Within the framework of the new format, the parties will pay special attention to cooperation in the field of lawmaking, healthcare and climate change.

On the sidelines of the first Interparliamentary Forum of Central Asian and Russian countries in Ashgabat, agreements on cooperation between the Halk Maslahaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan and the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and the Majlisi Milli Majlisi Oli of the Republic of Tajikistan were signed.

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