President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov took part in a meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), which was held in a video conference format on Friday.
According to the TDH news agency’S report, the meeting of the CIS Heads of State Council, chaired by the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, was also attended by President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, Acting President of the Kyrgyz Republic Talent Mamytov, President of Moldova Igor Dodon, President of Russia Vladimir Putin and President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon.
The meeting participants discussed a wide range of topics related to the results of joint activities carried out this year, further development of effective partnership in the CIS format and the adoption of a number of documents regulating the cooperation of the CIS countries in various fields.
The President of Turkmenistan stated that, despite the current known difficulties, the countries of the Commonwealth managed to carry out most of the planned joint events.
As an example, the President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov cited meetings of the councils of Heads of Government and Foreign Ministers, the Economic Council, which focused on strategic directions of interaction in various fields and adopted important international documents.
Congratulating the meeting participants with the upcoming New Year, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov wished everyone good health and success, and the peoples of the CIS states - peace, well-being and prosperity.
Following the meeting, the Heads of State signed a number of documents, including - Decision on the development and strengthening of inter-parliamentary cooperation of the CIS countries; Decision on the chairmanship of the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2021; Decision on a Joint Statement by the CIS Heads of States on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the UN; Decision on a Joint Statement by the CIS Heads of States on cooperation in the field of ensuring international information security; Decision on the implementation in 2022 of the Interstate Program "Cultural Capitals of the Commonwealth" in the Kyrgyz Republic; The Decision to declare 2022 the Year of Folk Art and Cultural Heritage in the Commonwealth of Independent States, 2023 - the Year of the Russian language as a language of interethnic communication.