Berdimuhamedov proposed to hold Caspian forum in Turkmenistan

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in Photobacterium of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov at the meeting of heads of States-participants of the fifth Caspian summit in Aktau. 12 Aug 2018Berdimuhamedov proposed to hold Caspian forum in Turkmenistan© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov proposed to hold the I Caspian economic forum in 2019 in his country.

In the Kazakh city of Aktau held a meeting of leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Iran, which resulted in the signing of the historic regional document — the Convention on the status of the Caspian sea, worked on it for 22 years.

«The inaugural Caspian economic forum in 2019, I am convinced, will confirm the readiness of all the Caspian countries to direct efforts in this direction. I propose to hold this forum in Turkmenistan,» Berdimuhamedov said, speaking at the V summit of the «Caspian five».

The President said that, in his opinion, such a forum should be a «permanent platform for multilateral economic dialogue.» «This forum, in our opinion, should be done on a regular basis, alternately in each of the Caspian States,» — he added.

The presidents of Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkmenistan signed the Convention on the legal status of the Caspian sea

— Kremlin RIA Poole (@Kremlinpool_RIA) 12 Aug 2018