The programme of Ashgabat High-level Conference is presented at the meeting in the WHO Headquarter

Informational meeting under the chairing of Regional Director of the WHO European Regional Bureau Zsuzsanna Jakab was held during the 144th session of the WHO Executive Council in the World Health Organization Headquarter in Geneva on January 20.

Delegations of member states of international organizations as well as the ambassador of foreign states permanently accredited in Geneva took part in the meeting. The participants discussed administration and budget issues as well as the programme of activity of the World Health Organization in coming period.

Speaking at the meeting, the Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan in Geneva introduced the information about the first International Conference on Prevention and Control of non-infectious diseases in Ashgabat on December 3 � 4, 2013, on which plenary session President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made a speech. Ashgabat Declaration approved by the WHO European Regional Committee in 2014 has been adopted by the outcomes of this representative forum.

In this context, it was informed about the second International High-level Conference, which will be held in Ashgabat on April 9 � 10, 2019 and would be dedicated to the prevention and control of non-infectious diseases. In particular, the programme of the conference (high-level plenary sessions, thematic and interactive work group sessions) and agenda of the forum have been presented to the participants.

In the end, all member countries of the WHO were invited to participate in the forum for the development of coordinated solutions. It was mentioned that diplomatic missions of Turkmenistan in foreign countries would provide necessary support to the delegates.

Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper