President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov invited the elected President of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, to pay an official visit to the Central Asian country at any time convenient for him, as well as to take part in the 6th Summit of the Heads of the Caspian States and the 15th high-level meeting of heads of state in October and November this year. members of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO). The last event is scheduled to be held under the chairmanship of Turkmenistan in this structure this year.
The corresponding invitations were voiced during a telephone conversation between the leaders of the two neighboring countries, which took place the day before, follows from the message of the state news agency “Turkmenistan Today”.
Turkmenistan will host the summit of the heads of the Caspian states for the second time. The summit was first held in Ashgabat on April 23-24, 2002.
Since then, the presidents of the Caspian states as a whole have met four more times.
At the last meeting on August 12, 2018 in Aktau (Kazakhstan), the leaders of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan signed the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea, according to which the main area of the Caspian water surface remains in the common use of the parties, and the bottom and subsoil are divided neighboring states to areas by agreement between them on the basis of international law.
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