Turkmen Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov took part in the fifth meeting of foreign ministers in the Central Asia-Russia format, held via video link on Friday.
The meeting was also attended by the foreign ministers of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Russia, as well as the Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said in its press release.
The sides considered issues of further enhancing multilateral cooperation. In particular, the foreign ministers discussed interaction in political, trade-economic, and cultural-humanitarian spheres between Central Asian countries and Russia. The talks also focused on the preservation of regional stability and security in the region.
Noting the established positive pace of development of interstate relations, Rashid Meredov emphasized the importance of this format in ensuring the progressive growth of regional cooperation.
Commenting on the situation in Afghanistan, Meredov stressed the need to continue active cooperation on the resolution of the Afghan issue and not to slow down the pace of work in this direction.
The meeting participants also highlighted the importance of further strengthening of multifaceted cooperation, including on post-crisis economic recovery and consolidation of efforts to ensure food security.