Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Ashgabat, where he will take part in a meeting of the Council of CIS heads of state, as well as hold talks with President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, RIA Novosti reported.
Officials met the President of the Russian Federation at Ashgabat international airport.
According to the information, earlier Russian presidential aide for foreign policy Yuri Ushakov said that the talks with the head of Turkmenistan will be held before the summit. According to him, the meeting will primarily discuss bilateral cooperation, as well as some topical issues of a regional nature.
Ushakov noted that trade and economic cooperation between the countries will expand.
According to the source, among the members of the Russian delegation — Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Deputy Prime Minister Konstantin Chuichenko and head of the Ministry of economic development Maxim Oreshkin.
During the upcoming Summit, it is planned to take a number of significant decisions that will further strengthen cooperation in the Commonwealth of Independent States. The heads of state will decide to hold a regular meeting on October 16 in Tashkent, and will choose the future Chairman of the Commonwealth, the information says. The meeting of the Council will be attended by the presidents of Turkmenistan, Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and the Prime Minister of Armenia.
Let us recall that this year Turkmenistan presides in the CIS.