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President of Turkmenistan receives Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee Sergey Lebedev
15 May
President of Turkmenistan receives Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee Sergey Lebedev

On May 14, 2019, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received the Chairman of the Executive Committee - CIS Executive Secretary Sergey Lebedev, who arrived in Ashgabat to participate in events held under the chairmanship of Turkmenistan in the Commonwealth of Independent States this year, the State News Agency of Turkmenistan reports.

Greeting the President of Turkmenistan, the guest expressed sincere gratitude for the opportunity of a personal meeting and the support provided to the organization of the XIV Forum of the CIS Creative and Scientific Intelligentsia, aimed at enhancing humanitarian cooperation within CIS, as well as the meeting of the CIS Intergovernmental Coordination Council. 

Thanking for the kind words, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that implementing a foreign-policy strategy based on the principles of positive neutrality, peace and mutually beneficial cooperation, Turkmenistan was committed to the traditional dialogue in the CIS format and enhancement of the historically established ties of friendship and good neighborliness that unite the peoples of the CIS member states. 

The President of Turkmenistan and his guest also focused on the agenda of the upcoming Forum, aimed at providing an open platform for meaningful communication and exchange of experience, the development of new relevant vectors of cooperation, the realization of the rich potential available in this direction.

During the meeting, the President of Turkmenistan and his guest exchanged views on the prospects of partnership within the CIS in its priority areas, focusing on the impressive potential for expanding productive collaboration given modern realities and the new opportunities.