At the invitation of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Leader of the Turkmen Nation, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, joined the video conference of the Extraordinary Summit of the Turkic Council. The online meeting was attended by the heads of six countries: Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Also participating in the discussion were the WHO director general, the secretary general of the Turkic Council, and the Hungarian prime minister.
The main theme of the summit is interaction and partnership of states to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as ways to overcome the economic consequences caused by the pandemic.
The head of Turkmenistan advocated cooperation of Turkic-speaking peoples in the fight against COVID-19 and called for mutual support in overcoming the emerging threat. He noted the importance of sharing experience and knowledge on COVID-19, so he suggested using various forms of remote communication at different levels, including the involvement of doctors, scientists, and experts.
Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov emphasized that the epidemiological situation in the country is stable due to the timely adoption of necessary measures and strengthening of sanitary control.
The leader of the Turkmen nation particularly emphasized to the Summit participants the need to ensure the stability of trade and economic relations between the countries. Thus, thanks to joint efforts, the ferry service on the Caspian Sea between Turkmenbashi and Baku continues to operate. Transport corridors along the East-West and North-South lines also operate normally.
The head of Turkmenistan expressed gratitude to the presidents of the Turkic Council for their attentive attitude to the citizens of Turkmenistan and promised to take care of the citizens of the brotherly states.