On the 10th of August 2019, a meeting was held in the city of Turkmenbashy between the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the Under Secretary-General of the United Nations, Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Ms.Olga Algayerova who has arrived to Turkmenistan to take part in the First Caspian Economic Forum.

During the meeting, Executive Secretary of the UNECE Ms.Olga Algayerova has specifically noted the active and constructive mutual cooperation between Turkmenistan and the UN on key issues of the global agenda.  According to the guest, the current Caspian Economic Forum is expected to be the platform for the discussion of concrete matters related to the security, stability and multilateral development in the Caspian and other regions.  

In the second half of the same day, Executive Secretary of the UNECE Ms.Olga Algayerova was also received by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R.Meredov.  During the meeting, the parties noted with satisfaction the reforms realized in Turkmenistan in the area of energy, transport and nature protection. Also, the Executive Secretary of the UNECE stated that Turkmenistan, as a full member of the Inland Transport Committee of the UNECE for the period of 2019-2020, actively develops the sphere of transport and logistics not only on the national level, but also on the regional and international levels.        

During the talks, Ms.O.Algayerova also noted that the First Caspian Economic Forum initiated by the President of Turkmenistan will become a multilateral platform for the intensification of the constructive cooperation between the governmental and private sectors of the stakeholders.

On the 12th of August, in the framework of her visit, Executive Secretary of the UNECE will attend the Official Conference named “Caspian Sea: Benefits of developing the international economic cooperation.”