MESSAGE TO THE MEDIA
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan reports that Turkmenistan is following with concern the events taking place in recent days in the Republic of Kazakhstan.
Based on centuries-old ties of friendship and brotherhood, good neighborly relations and relations of strategic partnership, we are sincerely interested in the soonest normalization of the situation in the country, in the further stable socio-political and socio-economic development of Kazakhstan.
We express a firm belief that such qualities as wisdom, foresight, deep respect for the customs and traditions of the ancestors, tolerance, always inherent in the ancient Kazakh people, will serve as a solid foundation for solving all arising issues in the constitutional and legal framework and in accordance with international norms and rules.
Press Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan
A meeting with the Director General of the US Foreign Service was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan
On Sunday, Turkmen Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov held a meeting with Director General of the Foreign Service of the US Department of State Carol Perez and First Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Dean Thompson. The meeting was attended by US Ambassador Matthew Stephen Klimow.
According to the press service of the Turkmen Foreign Ministry, the meeting discussed a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation, touched upon regional and global issues, including climate change, on the topic of which the parties called for more active interaction.
The diplomats substantively discussed the state and prospects of trade and economic relations between Turkmenistan and the United States, noting the role of the Turkmen-American Business Council.
MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF TURKMENISTAN HAD A MEETING WITH THE DIPLOMAT FROM THE UAE
On May 11, 2022, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov had a meeting with the diplomat from the United Arab Emirates, Ambassador Mohamed Saeed Mohamed Al Ariki.
During the meeting, the parties discussed important aspects of bilateral cooperation in trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian spheres.
Having underlined the need to prepare the conforming materials, the sides discussed the issues of preparation and holding the next meeting of the Joint Committee for Cooperation between Turkmenistan and the United Arab Emirates, which is scheduled to take place during current 2022 year in Abu-Dhabi.
THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN RECEIVED THE MINISTER OF ECONOMY OF THE REPUBLIC OF AZERBAIJAN
On May 10, 2022, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov received the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mikayil Chingiz oglu Jabbarov.
Expressing gratitude for the time devoted to the meeting, the guest conveyed warm greetings and congratulations to the head of Turkmenistan from President Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of his election to the highest state post, emphasizing that the wise choice of the Turkmen people reflects the success of the ongoing policy of development, continuity and prosperity of the fraternal country.
President Serdar Berdimuhamedov conveyed his best wishes to the top leadership and people of the friendly state, noting the commitment of Turkmenistan, which has always valued good relations with its closest neighbors, to the course of long-term cooperation with Azerbaijan on an equal and mutually beneficial basis.
Emphasizing the strategic nature of interstate cooperation in the political, trade-economic, energy, transport-communication, scientific-technical, cultural-humanitarian and other fields, the interlocutors stated the importance of strengthening the role of the Intergovernmental Turkmen-Azerbaijani Commission on Economic Cooperation as a coordinating body for the development of relations in various directions.
Particular attention was paid at the meeting to the issues of using the favorable geographical position of the two neighboring states, which creates favorable prerequisites for the effective addition of efforts in the implementation of projects to form transcontinental transit and transport corridors that provide optimally advantageous land and sea routes for transporting goods, and their integration into the international transport infrastructure.
A separate emphasis was placed on the importance of building up cooperation in the energy sector, which is strategic for the national economies of Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan.
At the end of the meeting, confidence was expressed that Turkmen-Azerbaijani relations would continue to be strengthened on a long-term and constructive basis, filled with new content.
The Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia on the so-called presidential elections in the occupied Tskhinvali region
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia refers to the so-called second tour of presidential elections held on 8 May 2022 in Tskhinvali region occupied by the Russian Federation and condemns this illegal action that contradicts the fundamental principles and norms of international law and blatantly violates Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.
Under the Russian occupation and effective control any so-called elections will not have legal consequences, in the circumstance when hundreds of thousands of IDPs and refugees expelled from their homes as a result of ethnic cleansing of Georgians in Abkhazia and Tskhinvali regions are still hampered to safe and dignified return home, and fundamental rights and freedoms of people on the ground are blatantly violated. Effective control of the Russian Federation over Georgia’s occupied regions and its responsibility for the violations of human rights on the ground are clearly attested in the Judgment of the European Court of Human Rights of 21 January, 2021.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia calls on the Russian Federation to respect Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and implement its international obligations, inter alia the EU-mediated 12 August 2008 Ceasefire Agreement.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia appeals to the international community to duly assess and react on the actions directed against sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia.
MFA of Georgia
A TELEPHONE CONVERSATION WAS HELD BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN
On May 3, 2022, a telephone conversation took place between President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi.
Warmly greeting each other, the interlocutors expressed satisfaction with the opportunity to discuss priority aspects of bilateral cooperation and exchanged congratulations on the occasion of Oraza Bayram, as well as wishes of good health, well-being, peace and prosperity to the Turkmen and Iranian peoples.
In continuation of the conversation, the parties noted with satisfaction the current high level of centuries-old ties between Turkmenistan and Iran, which have developed in recent years, based on rich experience and the principles of equality, good neighborliness and mutual respect. As emphasized, this year our states are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.
Confirming the commitment of both countries to unbreakable friendly and fraternal ties, the interlocutors stressed that all efforts would continue to be made to intensify fruitful bilateral cooperation in priority areas for the benefit of the Turkmen and Iranian peoples.
At the end of the telephone conversation, the heads of stateы expressed confidence in the further successful development of Turkmen-Iranian cooperation and exchanged good wishes to each other and the peoples of the neighboring countries.