At the meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan on October 14, Vice Premier Tuvakamamed Japarov invited President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to the 2nd International investment forum of Turkmenistan, which will be held in Ashgabat on 18-19 October. As the State news agency TDH reports, the Vice Premier also noted that the forum "will bring together leaders and representatives of major international organizations, financial institutions and world-renowned companies."
Speakers such as Secretary General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Supachai Panitchpakdi; Chief adviser in the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs Alexei Tikhomirov; State Secretary of Germany, retired president of the German-Turkmen council Klaus Juergen Khedr; Managing director of Deutschebank for Eastern and Central Europe Peter Tilles; Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development of Astrakhan region of Russia Askar Kabikeev; Senior vice president of Mitsubishi Corporation International Katsumi Kuroda; Chairman of the Union of Oil and Gas Producers of Russia Yuri Shafranik; General Director of Knauf CIS for Russia and CIS Dr. Gerd Lenga; Managing director of Goetzpartners Hans Gerd Prodl; General secretary of the Committee of Foreign Economic Relations of Turkey Ufuk Yilmaz; Director of the Eurasian Economic Community Alexander Kazakov; General manager of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited Michael Hobbs; Deputy Minister of Economy of the Republic of Tatarstan of Russia Artem Zdunov; Director of Strategic Development Department of the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Kazakhstan Myrzabek Rysbekov and many others have already confirmed their participation in the forum.
In total, 1000 international delegates are expected to attend the investment forum this year. The agenda for the conference includes plenary sessions, divided into sectors, thematic round tables with representatives from business and the government of Turkmenistan, as well as bilateral meetings.