A meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Commonwealth of Independent States, chaired by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, takes place in the Turkmen capital. The venue for the Summit is the fashionable Oguzkent Hotel.
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym Jomart Tokayev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbai Jeenbekov, President of the Republic of Moldova Igor Dodon, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rakhmon, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev arrived in Ashgabat. The Republic of Armenia is represented by Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
On the outcomes of the Summit it is planned to adopt an important document � the Declaration on strategic economic cooperation of the CIS member states, initiated by President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
Before the meeting, on October 10, the President of Turkmenistan held bilateral meetings with the Presidents of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Moldova and the Republic of Uzbekistan, and Chairman of the Executive Committee CIS Executive Secretary Sergey Lebedev.
In the morning, the distinguished guests proceeded to the Presidential Block of the Oguzkent Hotel, where in the lobby President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov warmly and cordially welcomed them.
The President of Turkmenistan held bilateral meetings with the Presidents of the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, as well as with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia.
After the ceremony of joint photographing against the background of the official banner of the Summit, the State flags of the CIS member states and the CIS Flag, the forum participants had a meeting in a narrow format.
Declaring the regular meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Commonwealth of Independent States open, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kassym Zhomart Tokayev was taking part in the summit for the first time. On behalf of all those present and on his own behalf, the head of Turkmenistan welcomed the distinguished guest as a member of the Council of CIS Heads of State and wished him success in his responsible work.
The President of Turkmenistan gave the floor to the Chairman of the Executive Committee, CIS Executive Secretary Sergey Lebedev, who provided information on organizational issues.
Source: Turkmenistan State News Agency TDH