Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Oct. 12 /Trend H.Hasanov/
The Intergovernmental Council on Agricultural Issues in the CIS has opened today in Asgabat, an official Turkmen source said.
The event was held by CIS Executive Committee with assistance of Turkmen Ministry of Agriculture and Foreign Ministry. Ashgabat has recently hosted international scientific conference on improvement of food security in CIS.
In 2009, the first forum of agricultural producers of the CIS countries, attended by representatives of a number of international organizations was held in Ashgabat.IKARDA (International Center for Agricultural Research in the dry areas), CIMMYT (International Center for Maize and Wheat Improvement), EU TACIS program were among the participants.
The prospects of cooperation in the fields of innovation and know-how, in the production and processing of agricultural products, supply of machinery and equipment, management of biological resources were the subject of extensive discussion.
Turkmenistan hosts the forum as the chairman country of CIS in 2012.
The concept of Turkmenistan's chairmanship in the CIS in 2012 envisages holding of 2012 events overall. Ashgabat will host a meeting of the Council of Heads of State in November.
Forum of Creative and Scientific Intelligentsia of CIS state members is among other major CIS activities, planned to be held in Turkmenistan.