MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF TURKMENISTAN TOOK PART IN THE HIGH LEVEL MEETING «C5+1» ON SECURITY ISSUES
Today, on August 21, a high level meeting was held in Nur-Sultan city in the format of «C5+1», which is a many-sided mechanism of the interaction between the five Central Asian states and the United States in the field of economy, ecology and security. The current session is attended by the heads of the MFA of the Central Asian states (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) and David Hale, United States Under Secretary of States for political affairs.
The agenda of the meeting is discussion and consideration of such vital issues for Central Asian region, like support of economic security and partnership in the region, peace in Afghanistan and provision of security in Central Asia. Participants of the meeting made a special stress on viability of political and diplomatic interaction in the format of «C5+1» and considered possible mechanisms for ensuring and achieving sustainable development, stability and prosperity of entire Central Asian region.
Delegation headed by the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of the Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R.Meredov was received by the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. During the meeting sides expressed satisfaction with the current state of the bilateral relations on a wide spectrum of areas. President of Kazakhstan noted high level of First Caspian Economic Forum, which was held on the Turkmen shore of the Caspian sea by the initiative of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. Meanwhile, it was emphasized that Forum provided a strong impulse for development of the international economic cooperation in the Caspian region.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan also held meetings with Minster of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Beybut Atamkulov and David Hale, United States Under Secretary of States for political affairs.