Turkmen delegation starts work at the second Caspian Economic Forum

The second Caspian Economic Forum (CEF) has started its work in the Russian capital. It is intended to become the largest platform in the post-pandemic period for discussing topical issues of cooperation between the countries of the Caspian region, as well as border friendly states. The agenda of the forum includes issues of developing trade and economic cooperation, interaction in the field of ecology, energy, transport and logistics, energy and tourism, urban infrastructure and the social and humanitarian sphere.


The Republic of Azerbaijan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Republic of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan sent their representative delegations to Moscow. The Turkmen delegation at the forum included representatives of the economic bloc of the country’s government and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Representatives of federal and regional authorities, heads of the country’s leading companies will take part in the forum from Russia. The plenary session of the forum is scheduled to be attended by Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin.


The forum will discuss measures to adapt the economies of the Caspian countries to new realities. Within the framework of the round tables, issues of building up cooperation in the field of transport, energy, low-carbon economy, science, a comfortable urban environment, and inter-municipal cooperation will be considered. The program will also include discussions on enhancing tourist flows, cultural cooperation, youth exchanges, and business interaction. The forum program will touch upon a wide range of topical issues in the field of “green economy” and sustainable development, transport and logistics, energy and tourism, economic, scientific and cultural cooperation. In addition, official delegations are scheduled to visit a number of Moscow city infrastructure facilities,


Within the framework of the CEF, the Caspian Forum on Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovative Development will be held, the purpose of which is to assist entrepreneurs of the Caspian Five countries in establishing bilateral business relations, creating a communication platform for business representatives of the participating countries to promote the best projects and exchange experience. Round tables are also planned on the topics “Cooperation in the field of transport and logistics”, “Joint scientific work in the Caspian basin”, “Energy projects of the Caspian Five” and others. The business agenda and the exhibition within the framework of the forum attracted a lot of attention from Russian and foreign media.


It is appropriate to recall that the first Caspian Economic Forum was held on August 12, 2019 in Turkmenistan – in the Avaza tourist zone on the Caspian coast at the initiative of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. In those days, the head of the Russian delegation, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, announced from the rostrum of the forum that the next such meeting would be held in 2021 in Astrakhan. However, subsequently, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the holding of the second KEF was postponed to Moscow at a later date.




Source: Turkmenistan.ru