The delegations of five other states joined the participants in the Caspian Five. The politicians moved to another room, where the meeting continued.
The president of Turkmenistan, as the leader of the country hosting the summit, delivered a speech in which he reminded those present that the first summit, which was also held in Ashgabat in 2002, is the basis of the long and fruitful partnership of the Caspian region states.
Serdar Berdymukhamedov noted that after two decades, we can confidently call this format of meetings a success. It has become obvious that it effectively helps establish a dialogue on topical issues of interaction in the Caspian Sea area. The President of Turkmenistan also emphasized the high importance of signing the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea in 2018.