Turkmen Leader speaks for expansion of multi aspect cooperation under the CIS

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made a speech at the session of the Council of the CIS Heads in Sochi.

The Head of the State highlighted that Turkmenistan pays respect to the cooperation under the CIS and thinks that this is the most important component of external relations of all countries of the Commonwealth.

At the same time, Turkmen Leader said that it is necessary to intensify political and diplomatic cooperation for improvement of mutual trust the between CIS countries using considerable resource potential of foreign ministries of the Commonwealth’s states. These systematic and regular consultations of foreign ministries level which are able to be efficient tool in solution of number of issues within the CIS.

Besides, it is necessary to increase the level of cooperation under large international organizations like the UN, OSCE and take the measures for consolidation of the efforts of the Commonwealth’s countries in competent international structures for achievement of the goals of the global agenda. The Head of Turkmenistan noted that the CIS, being an official partner of the UN as well as actively participating in the work of the OSCE, SCO and other international structures, has big experience of participation in the activity of global and regional organizations.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that he considers it is right to entrust foreign ministries of the CIS countries to elaborate middle-term action plan aimed at activation of the partnership in political and diplomatic sphere.

Having outlined concretization of the work in trade and economic direction as another important moment, Turkmen leader highlighted that the Commonwealth with its huge potential needs to integrate more actively and comprehensively to international economy relations as a space where transport and energy projects are implemented and modern infrastructure and communications of interregional logistic centres are established.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov spoke for taking of real measures in this direction as this meets common interests and the interests of each country.

The Head of the State said that development of new approaches to joint activity would be required for fulfilment of this objective. In this aspect, resting upon year of experience in economic sphere in the CIS, we could have consider the opportunities of creating efficient mechanisms of the partnership allowing not only developing economic relations under the Commonwealth but also bringing them to continental and intercontinental level.

The President of Turkmenistan expressed the confidence that such approach would supplement those types of economic cooperation that have been already formed and operates between the CIS countries.

It was also highlighted that Turkmenistan taking into account its neutral status and being an associated member of the CIS is strictly adherent to further cooperation under the Commonwealth, to participation in beneficial political, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian relations for consolidation of cooperation that meets the interests of our states and nations.

Having expressed the gratitude to Russian Federation for efficient activity as chairing country of the CIS in this year, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted that Turkmen side supports with respect the candidacy of Tajikistan for this position in 2018. The President also expressed the gratitude to the Executive Committee of the Commonwealth of Independent States for support of Turkmenistan as the co-chairman in the next year.