Delegation of Turkmenistan on Friday participated in the meeting of the Council of Heads of Government of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) held via a video link.
The meeting was held in narrow and expanded formats. During the meetings, the Heads of Governments exchanged views on pressing issues of trade, economic, transport, industrial cooperation within the Commonwealth and the fight against a novel coronavirus pandemic.
In this regard, the parties emphasized the importance of coordinating efforts and developing common approaches to overcome the spread of COVID-19.
During his speech, the head of the Turkmen delegation, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov said in these circumstances, the priorities of our traditional agenda are changing and we must pay close attention to countering the coronavirus pandemic, adding that it is obvious that the CIS countries need to establish effective cooperation mechanisms in this direction.
The meeting participants considered the draft Strategy for Economic Development of the Commonwealth of Independent States till 2030. The content of the Strategy corresponds to the Declaration on Strategic Economic Cooperation of the CIS Member States developed and adopted at the initiative of Turkmenistan at last year’s Ashgabat Summit.
The parties also considered and adopted a number of important draft documents, including the Priority areas of cooperation between the CIS member states in the field of transport for the period up to 2030; the Action Plan on the Year of Architecture and Urban Planning in the CIS in 2021, and the Strategy for the Development of Cooperation of the CIS member states in the field of physical culture and sports for 2021–2030 and the Joint efforts of the CIS member-states in combating the spread of the coronavirus infection.