The 15th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) was held in Ashgabat today in the business center of the fashionable Garagum hotel, the State News Agency of Turkmenistan reports.
Turkmenistan is hosting the summit as the ECO presidency this year, and the event was chaired by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
The Summit was attended by ECO Secretary General Husrav Noziri, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sadyr Japarov, President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan Arif Alvi, President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev. The Republic of Kazakhstan was represented at the forum by Prime Minister Askar Mamin.
Addressing the participants of the Summit with a welcoming speech, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that in its foreign policy, Turkmenistan attaches particular importance to interaction with the Organization for Economic Cooperation.
Since the founding of the ECO, its site has become an effective tool for establishing and developing mutually beneficial partnerships between member countries. Summits of this Organization provide an excellent opportunity for discussing a wide range of issues, as well as making decisions on topical and priority topics of regional economic cooperation in the ECO space.
During the Summit, distinguished guests - the ECO Secretary General and representatives of the ECO member states - made speeches, reflecting in their speeches the main priorities for further cooperation.
The Summit participants considered such priority areas as strengthening and developing interstate trade and economic ties. The areas of energy, transport and trade were identified as priority vectors. Particular attention was paid to such topical issues of the global agenda as climate change, ecology, environmental protection and other important areas. The humanitarian and social spheres were considered.
At the end, the participants unanimously adopted the Final Document "Ashgabat Consensus for Action". Taking this opportunity, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed gratitude to all colleagues and experts who participated in the preparation of the text of this document, designed to create an even more solid basis for further joint work.
Then, within the framework of the Summit, the winners of ECO awards were announced.
In honor of the participants of the 15th ECO Summit, the President of Turkmenistan gave an official reception.
On the same day, the distinguished guests departed from the Turkmen capital.