Council of Heads of States of the CIS in Sochi
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov took part in the next meeting of the Council of the CIS Heads of States held in Sochi.
Before the start of the forum there was a ceremony of joint photographing of Heads of the Commonwealth states participating in the Summit in the Congress Center of the "Radisson Blue Resort & Congress Center".
Then a session of the CIS Council of Heads of States was opened in the Small Conference Room of the Congress Center in a narrow composition.
Opening the meeting and warmly welcoming those present, the Chairman of the Summit of the Commonwealth of Independent States, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin noted the density of the meeting agenda, during which a wide range of issues should be considered. Then the floor was given to the Summit participants.
During the exchange of views, the results of the Commonwealth's activities were analyzed, the priorities for the forthcoming period were specified and topical aspects of regional and international policy were discussed.
Then the Summit continued its work in the Large Meeting Room in an expanded format with the participation of members of the participating countries delegations.
The agenda of the meeting included a wide range of issues, including drafts of a number of documents aimed at further developing a long-term partnership in its key areas, adapting the activities of the Commonwealth to new realities. An important unifying direction of cooperation has been and remains the cultural and humanitarian area. The subject of the interested attention of the Summit participants was also the theme of supporting the institution of the family and traditional family values as the basis for ensuring a healthy and sustainable future.
A number of organizational issues were also considered, including the chairmanship of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Turkmenistan is committed to the traditional fruitful dialogue in the format of the CIS, with the participating states of which our country is united by long-standing good relations and close ties.
As President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasizes, implementing a foreign policy based on the principles of peacefulness and positive neutrality, Turkmenistan is always open to its friends and partners. In modern conditions, the Commonwealth of Independent States is an effective platform for strengthening and expanding equal and mutually beneficial cooperation that meets common interests.
The meeting of the Council of Heads of the CIS States ended with the signing of final documents. A decision was taken on the chairmanship of the Republic of Tajikistan in the Commonwealth of Independent States in 2018. The co-chairs will be the Russian Federation and Turkmenistan.
The Council of Heads of States also announced 2019 - the Year of the Book, 2020 - the Year of the 75th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945 in the Commonwealth of Independent States.
Heads of States adopted the Statement on support of the institution of the family and traditional family values. The Concept of Cooperation of the Commonwealth States in the sphere of combating money - laundering, financing of terrorism and financing the spread of weapons of mass destruction, the Concept of Cooperation of the CIS States in combating corruption were approved. The protocol decision on "
Convention of the Commonwealth of Independent States on cooperation in the field of research and use of outer space for peaceful purposes" was signed.
The next meeting of the Council of the CIS Heads of States will be held in October 2018 in Dushanbe (Republic of Tajikistan).