Minister of foreign affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov attended the meeting of foreign ministers of Central Asian countries in Tashkent.
The parties discussed the preparations for the Consultative summit of the heads of Central Asian states scheduled for 29 November 2019.
It is expected that the agenda of the summit will include issues of trade, economic and investment, scientific and technical, cultural, humanitarian cooperation, development of transport infrastructure.
The ministers considered the draft outcome document of the summit and other planned decisions.
As noted, a fundamentally new atmosphere of friendship, cooperation and mutual trust has been set up in Central Asia due to the political will of the country’s leaders. The parties emphasized the dynamic growth of mutual trade and continued efforts on establishing transport integration and launching new land and air routes connecting the countries of the region.
The foreign ministers of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan confirmed their desire to further deepen comprehensive ties between their countries.
The first working meeting of the heads of state of Central Asia in March 2018 was hosted by the capital of Kazakhstan, Nur-Sultan.
It should also be recalled that last April in Tashkent, President Berdymuhamedov voiced the idea of creating Consultative Council of the heads of Central Asian states as an advisory body and a new format of interaction for the effective response to emerging pressing issues.
As the Turkmen leader suggested at the summit talks with his Uzbek counterpart, one of the stages of the formation of such a mechanism could be the meeting of the foreign ministers of Central Asia, leading to the heads of state summit, which could meet in rotation in each of the five capitals of the region.