Central Asian Heads of State Meet in Turkmenistan on Energy, Transit Corridors and Fighting the Pandemic
Aug. 6, 2021 (EIRNS)—Today the Third Consultative Meeting of the Heads of State of Central Asia was held in Turkmenistan, at the Caspian Sea resort town of Avaza, bringing together the Presidents of Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, as well as others, including Natalia Gherman, the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Central Asia. There were many parallel sessions, including the Economic Forum of the Central Asian Nations. Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said during his speech, “Based on UN documents, we are moving towards the formation in Central Asia of favorable political-legal and economic conditions for a safe, sustainable energy partnership focused on meeting regional energy demand and on accessing world markets through international transit corridors.” Another focus was for collaboration against the COVID-19 pandemic, including furthering joint research on mutations, as well as methods of treatment and prevention of infectious diseases. The heads of state issued a statement today.