Today, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev left for the city of Turkmenbashi in Balkan velayat of Turkmenistan, the press service of the Uzbek leader said.
The leader of Uzbekistan will take part in the next Consultative Meeting of the Heads of State of Central Asia, which will be held in the “Avaza” National Tourist Zone.
The event, which will be chaired by President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, will also be attended by President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov and President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon.
Within the framework of the summit, bilateral meetings are also envisaged.
The heads of state will consider the results of the implementation of the agreements of the Consultative Meeting held in Tashkent in November 2019.
The agenda also includes issues of stable and sustainable development in the region, increasing trade, creating favorable conditions for partnerships in the energy sector, expanding cooperation in the transport and communications field, consolidating efforts to combat the pandemic, and others.
At the end of the summit, important multilateral documents will be adopted, including the Joint Statement of the Heads of State.
Within the framework of the Consultative Meeting program, it is planned to hold a meeting of the Dialogue of Women Leaders, the Economic Forum of Central Asia, an exhibition of national goods, a festival of dishes of national cuisines, as well as a gala concert of art masters from the countries of the region.
As previously reported, initially the third meeting of the heads of Central Asian countries was planned to be held last year in Kyrgyzstan, but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the meeting was postponed to 2021. In October last year, the President of Turkmenistan proposed holding a Consultative Meeting of the Heads of State of Central Asia in Turkmenistan.
The first summit of the heads of state of Central Asia was held in 2018 in Nur-Sultan, the second in 2019 in the capital of Uzbekistan.