Speaking at a meeting Council of heads of states of the CIS in Sochi, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov announced an initiative of creation of new mechanisms of partnership between the Commonwealth countries.
Having touched upon an interaction subject in the political sphere, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized that Turkmenistan is respectful to a cooperation with the states of the CIS, including it the most significant component of external relations of all Commonwealth countries. At the same time the President of Turkmenistan spoke feasibility to pay special attention on increase in level of mutual trust between the CIS countries. Need to strengthen political and diplomatic interaction is in this connection noted, using the high resource potential of Foreign Ministries of the states of the CIS.
System, regular interforeign Ministry consultations could become the serious tool in the solution of a number of the collected questions on space of the CIS, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov told.
The President also noted that it is also necessary to increase cooperation level within the large international organizations, such as UN, OSCE, to combine efforts of the Commonwealth countries in authoritative international structures for goal achievement of the global agenda.
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov also noted that he considers correct to charge to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the CIS countries to develop the medium-term action program aimed at activization of partnership in political and diplomatic area.
Speaking about importance to concretize work in the trade and economic direction, the President emphasized that with its huge potential it is necessary to be integrated by the CIS more actively and fully into world economic communications as space on which transport and energy projects are performed, modern infrastructure, communications of the logistic centers of interregional value is created. In this context the President supported acceptance of real steps in this direction that supports both common interests, and the interests of each country separately.
Accomplishment of such task will require development of new approaches to joint activities, the head of Turkmenistan told. "In this plan, relying on the long experience of interaction in the sphere of economy accumulated in the CIS, we could consider the possibilities of creation of the effective mechanisms of partnership allowing not only to develop commercial ties within the CIS, but also to remove them on continental and intercontinental level". Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed belief that such approach will add those forms of economic cooperation which already developed and function between the CIS countries.
Taking into account the neutral status of Turkmenistan and its associated membership of the CIS, Turkmenistan being strongly committed to further interaction within the Commonwealth, to participation in the mutually advantageous political, trade and economic, cultural and humanitarian connections on strengthening of a cooperation which are equitable to the interests of our people and the states, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized.
Having expressed high gratitude to the Russian Federation for effective activities as the country chairman of the CIS in 2017, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that the Turkmen side with great respect supports the nomination of Tajikistan for this post in 2018 and also thanked Executive committee of the CIS for support of Turkmenistan in co-chairmanship in 2018.