On May 20, 2020, negotiations in the form of a video conference were held between the heads of the Ministries of Health of the countries of Central Asia and the Russian Federation with representatives of the European Regional Bureau of the World Health Organization.
At the meeting, the Turkmen side was represented by the Deputy Minister of Health and Medical Industry and other representatives of this ministry, as well as employees of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
During a constructive conversation, the parties discussed practical issues of interaction between the countries of Central Asia and the Russian Federation with the WHO Regional Office for Europe regarding the current situation in the region and in the world, in connection with the pandemic of a new type of coronovirus. Speaking about the need for coordinated joint action during the pandemic, the issues of prevention and control of especially dangerous infectious diseases were raised.
Also during the web discussions, the participants emphasized the importance of ensuring equal access to relevant medical data at the national and interregional levels, and the exchange of expert skills between specialists from the countries of the region.