On October 15, an online meeting of the Council of CIS Heads of State was held.
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who took part in the meeting, expressed interest in the development of transport, industry, trade, innovation, as well as the fuel and energy complex within the framework of the adopted Strategy for the Economic Development of the CIS until 2030, the state news agency TDH reports .
In particular, Berdymukhamedov lobbied for the creation of a transport and transit infrastructure, the expansion of energy supplies and the laying of new communication lines.
Speaking about the formation of transport and logistics hubs in the region of Central Asia and the Caspian Sea, the head of Turkmenistan noted that earlier the CIS countries supported these proposals and called on "to give these plans due impetus and specificity."
To jointly counter the coronavirus pandemic, Berdimuhamedov proposed to establish more effective cooperation mechanisms between the CIS countries through scientific diplomacy and to support Turkmenistan's initiatives at the UN to create "multilateral mechanisms aimed at studying the origin of a new type of coronavirus, developing new forms of treatment and prevention of infectious diseases."
The head of Turkmenistan did not speak about the situation in neighboring Afghanistan. At the same time, in the speech of Russian President Vladimir Putin, this was one of the main topics.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan