President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov who is currently on working visit went to B. Yeltsin Library where the session of Supreme Eurasian Economic Council chaired by President of Russian Federation took place with the participation of President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, Acting Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronboy Jeenbekov as well as President of Moldova Igor Dodon as the Head of observer country at the Eurasian Economic Council.
In B. Yeltsin Library, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov was warmly and cordially welcomed by Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon and President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev have also arrived to the meeting.
Informal meeting of the heads of the CIS countries has started after exchange of the greetings and traditional photographing on the background of State flags of the Commonwealth countries.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlights that while implementing its foreign course based on the principles of peace loving and positive neutrality, Turkmenistan is open for its friends and partners. In modern realities, the Commonwealth of Independent States is actual ground for consolidation and expansion of equal beneficial cooperation, which meets common interests.
Improvement of trust between the states, support of stability and security, strengthening of political and diplomatic collaboration, enhancement of cooperation level between the CIS and international organizations including the UN and OSCE, formation of condition for activation of trade and economic partnership and integration to the world economic relations are priority objectives in the Concept of the chairing of Turkmenistan in the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2019. Energy, transport and communication have been named as key spheres of the partnership between the CIS countries. Great attention is paid to stimulation of cultural, humanitarian, scientific, educational, sport relations between the states of the Commonwealth.
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