In May 2022, Turkmenistan once again became the centre of attraction for states linked for centuries by their common history and common stages along the path of development. Ashgabat, the capital of independent neutral Turkmenistan, hosted the Inter-Parliamentary Forum and the Dialogue of Women of the Countries of Central Asia and Russia on May 12-13. The meeting of parliamentarians from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Russia, held for the first time in the format of Central Asia + Russia, was a triumphant success. Inter-parliamentary interaction between the Central Asian states and Russia has been announced as a new format – the Ashgabat format and will become regular from now on, and Ashgabat will host the Secretariat and the Headquarters. I, as a newspaper reporter, was lucky to witness the work of the Forum and the Dialogue of Women from the inside, to participate in the events, to acquaint myself with the participants and to get into the spirit of the on-going events.
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