A briefing dedicated to the international events with Turkmenistan participation was held at the Turkmen Foreign Ministry
On November 16, 2021, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan
a briefing was organized which was dedicated to the results of the visit of the
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to the Republic of
Turkey where the Leader of Turkmenistan took part at the Eighth Summit of the
Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Turkic Council), as well as to the
issues of the preparation to the Summit of the Heads of the Member-States of the
Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) under the chair of Turkmenistan,
which is to take place on November 28 of the current year.
Heads and representatives of the local media and foreign journalists
accredited in Turkmenistan took part at the press-briefing. Representatives of
foreign mass media from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Austria, Belgium, Great
Britain, India, United Arab Emirates, France, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia,
Pakistan, Russia, Romania, Turkey, Uzbekistan and Ukraine also participated to
the briefing by videoconferencing.
Having warmly greeted the participants of the briefing, the deputy head of
the foreign political agency of Turkmenistan Vepa Hajiyev especially noted the
importance of the current meeting from the point of view of all-round activation of
international interaction of our country on authoritative platforms of regional and
He underlined that the main themes of today’s briefing are the results of the
working visit of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to
the Republic of Turkey which took place on November 12 of the current year.
By highlighting the main vectors emanating from the speech of the Leader
of Nation at the 8 th Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States
(Turkic Council), V.Hajiyev underlined the significance of Turkmenistan’s joining
the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States as an observer.
It was specifically noted that the 8 th Summit of the Turkic Council held in
Istanbul marks a new milestone in the interaction of Turkmenistan with the Turkic-
speaking states where there are broad opportunities for the joint work in such
spheres as economy, trade, investments, ecology, science, education and some
other perspective fields.
The briefing gave an opportunity to consider the key directions of work of
the important regional structure – the Turkic Council which unites Turkic-speaking
public, who has verified that the cultural values unite the peoples of the world and
strengthen humanitarian dialogue between the countries.
During the second part of the briefing the participants got acquainted with
the progress of the preparatory work to the 15 th Summit of the Heads of the
Member-states of the Economic Cooperation Organization under the chair of
Turkmenistan which will be held on November 28, 2021 in Ashgabat.
As is known, Turkmenistan as a country which chairs this year in the ECO
and as a receiving state of the Summit of the Organization, conducts preparatory
work on the very high level.
Within the framework of the main events the Meeting of the Council of the
Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Economic Cooperation Organization as well as
the Business Forum of the member-countries of the ECO will be held.
In the meaningful speeches of the participants it was highlighted that the
dynamic, consistent and innovational character of the peace-loving foreign policy
strategy of our state constitutes the basis for the steady strengthening of
international authority and the growth of its role in regional and global geopolitics.
Thus, the Meeting of the Leaders of the member-countries of the ECO,
which will take place on November 28, on the Foundation Day of the Organization
will be a good opportunity for the exchange of views on a broad range of issues,
being the biggest final event of the chairmanship of Turkmenistan in this
The representatives of the mass media during the briefing received not only
detailed information on the latest events in the international life of our state,
presented by the speakers, but also the opportunity to ask their questions.