On May 11, members of government delegations from various countries arrived in Ashkhabad to participate in the first Inter-parliamentary Forum of Central Asian and Russian Federation states.
Serdar Berdymukhamedov welcomed the delegates and emphasized the importance of the forum for strengthening ties between the Central Asian countries and Russia. He reminded of Turkmenistan's systematic adherence to the policy of diplomatic neutrality, praised the mutually beneficial cooperation, which is based on the ideas of brotherhood and spiritual unity of the peoples of Russia and Central Asia.
Yesterday the delegation members had the opportunity to touch the culture of Turkmenistan and attend a performance of "The Tree of Life" at the Main Drama Theater.
A large general meeting of forum delegations will be held today, May 12. The main topic of the meeting will be the importance of national parliaments in addressing the global challenges of a changing world.