The Caspian summit will take place on June 29. Ex-President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov will celebrate his 65th birthday this day

The sixth Caspian Summit will be held in Ashgabat on June 29. This was announced at a briefing on June 22 by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova .

On this day, ex-president Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov will celebrate his 65th birthday. On the same day, it is planned to open a new Tashkent park in Ashgabat, which is being built on the site of the Second Park.

A day earlier, on June 28, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will take part in the Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Caspian States (CMFA), dedicated to the preparations for the Sixth Caspian Summit.

“At the Ministerial Council in Ashgabat, it is planned to review cooperation in the Caspian Sea and discuss modalities for further cooperation in preparation for the upcoming meeting of the presidents of the Caspian Five,” Zakharova said.

The previous similar meeting of ministers was held in the city of Aktau (Kazakhstan) on August 11, 2018 on the eve of the Fifth Caspian Summit, at which the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea was signed.

On June 21, Sergei Lavrov had a telephone conversation with his Turkmen counterpart Rashid Meredov , where they also discussed issues of bilateral cooperation and preparations for the Sixth Caspian Summit .

It was previously assumed that the summit would be held in Turkmenistan in 2021. During a telephone conversation on October 7 last year, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov suggested that Russian President Vladimir Putin , despite the pandemic, hold it in person "for a detailed consideration of topical issues." However, the dates of the forum were postponed to 2022.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan