THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN TOOK PART IN THE SUMMIT OF THE SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANIZATION
On September 16, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, who is on a working visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan, took part in a meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
Before the start of the meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the SCO Member States, the distinguished guests were cordially welcomed by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
Then the ceremony of official joint photographing of the participants of the Summit took place.
The leaders of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, as well as countries that have the status of observer and dialogue partner at the SCO, arrived in Samarkand to participate in the current meeting. Representatives of international and regional organizations were also invited to the Summit.
Opening the meeting of the Council of Heads of SCO Member States in an expanded format and warmly welcoming the audience, the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev gave the floor to the participants of the Summit.
At the beginning of his speech, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov expressed gratitude to the Uzbek leader for the excellent organization of the current meeting, hospitality and the conditions created for productive work.
“Turkmenistan is invited to the meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization at the highest level as an honored guest,” the head of state said. – We consider this high status as an important message, evidence of understanding of the great opportunities and prospects in the development of our partnership, the desire to make it long-term and purposeful. (The full text of the speech is given above).
Thanking President Serdar Berdimuhamedov for a meaningful speech, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev expressed confidence that strengthening cooperation with Turkmenistan within the framework of the SCO in such priority areas as transport and transit, trade, and energy would serve to expand regional partnership.
Upon completion of the program of the working visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan, the President of Turkmenistan proceeded to Samarkand International Airport, from where he left for homeland.