On August 6, Turkmenistan will host the 3rd consultative meeting of the heads of Central Asian states on the territory of the “Avaza” National Tourist Zone.
The delegations of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, headed by the presidents of the participating countries, arrived in Avaza. In addition, the meeting will be attended by the heads of the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia.
As part of the planned events, the Economic Forum of Central Asian Countries, the first Dialogue of Women Leaders of the Region's countries, an international exhibition of national products and a festival of national dishes will also take place.
The meetings of the heads of state and the Economic Forum will be held at the “Avaza” Congress Center, the Women's Dialogue at the “Berkarar” Hotel. A two-day international exhibition of national products will be held on the territory of the Turkmenbashi seaport, during which presentations from each country will be presented. More than 250 exhibitors will be involved in the exhibition.
As President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted, “The upcoming meetings are designed to promote the expansion of relations and effective partnership between the countries of the region”.
A rich cultural program has been developed for the participants of the events: sightseeing tours around Avaza, acquaintance with modern objects of the tourist zone, as well as a gala concert with the participation of art masters from Central Asian countries.
The third meeting of the heads of Central Asian states was supposed to take place last year in Kyrgyzstan, but due to the coronavirus pandemic it had to be postponed for a year. In October 2020, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov proposed holding a Consultative Meeting of the Heads of State of Central Asia in Turkmenistan. The first summit of the heads of state of Central Asia was held in 2018 in Nur-Sultan, the second in 2019 in the capital Tashkent.