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Turkmenistan to host first Caspian Economic Forum

Forum aims to accelerate economic, trade and investment cooperation in Caspian Sea and nearby regions

06.02.2019
Turkmenistan to host first Caspian Economic Forum

By Firdevs Yuksel

ANKARA

The first Caspian Economic Forum in Turkmenistan will be held on the anniversary of an agreement on the legal status of the Caspian Sea on Aug. 12 in the country's national tourist zone of Awaza.

According to a statement made by Embassy of Turkmenistan for Ankara, Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov proposed Aug. 12, the date when the littoral countries reached an agreement on the legal status of the Caspian Sea in 2018, as the date of the forum.

The forum envisions sessions on commercial and economic relations, investments, energy and tourism and the development of large-scale projects. Its agenda will cover these issues in the hope of further forming the basis for prospective cooperation among participating states, representatives of the banking and business sectors and scientists from Caspian countries.

"The upcoming event aims at providing strong and prudent incentives to economic, trade and investment cooperation on the Caspian Sea and nearby regions,” the press release read.

"It also aims to transform the Caspian region into one of the largest international transport and transit hubs through the creation of a new geo-economic area in Eurasia that is capable of catering to global, modern demands," it added.

Along with the main events, an international conference titled Caspian Exhibition of Innovative Technologies will be held with the participation of government representatives, companies and entrepreneurs.

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