Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan aim to strengthen inter-parliamentary dialogue
Chairman of the upper house of the Parliament of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov discussed with President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev topical issues of strengthening strategic partnership between the countries, the press service of the Head of the Republic of Uzbekistan reports.
During the conversation, the sides paid special attention to the development of fruitful inter-parliamentary dialogue both in bilateral and regional formats.
Mirziyoyev congratulated Berdimuhamedov on the successful holding of important international events in Ashgabat – the first Interparliamentary Forum of Central Asian countries and Russia, as well as the Dialogue of Women of Central Asian countries and the Russian Federation. The Head of the Republic of Uzbekistan supported the proposal of the Chairman of the People's Council of Turkmenistan to give the forum a regular character.
The interlocutors also exchanged views on the international agenda, including the issue of promoting peace and security, as well as the economic reconstruction of Afghanistan.
The sixth Caspian summit will take place in the capital of Turkmenistan
Today, in the Ashgabat will take place the Caspian summit. The heads of the Caspian states will take part in the highest level meeting.
The heads of the Caspian states will discuss important issues of interaction between the coastal countries in the Caspian Sea, as well as exchange views on topical issues of the international and regional agenda of mutual interest.
A number of bilateral meetings of the heads of the Caspian states are also planned to be held on the sidelines of the sixth Caspian summit.
TURKMENISTAN SENT HUMANITARIAN AID TO AFGHANISTAN
A humanitarian cargo sent from Turkmenistan to Afghanistan in connection with the devastating earthquake that occurred recently in the Afghan provinces of Khost and Paktika arrived in Kabul today.
This action was carried out in accordance with the Order of the President of Turkmenistan, who immediately responded to the natural disaster that befell the fraternal people.
Turkmenistan sent 24,700 tons of cargo, including food, medicines, hygiene products, household essentials.
Sending humanitarian aid to the Afghan people is one of the components in the implementation of systemic comprehensive support to Afghanistan by the Turkmen state for many years.
TURKMENISTAN WILL PROVIDE HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO AFGHANISTAN AFFECTED BY THE EARTHQUAKE
On June 23, 2022, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov met with the Charge d'Affaires of Afghanistan in Turkmenistan Mohammad Fazel Saber.
Addressing the Afghan diplomat, the head of the Turkmen Foreign Ministry stressed that Turkmenistan had received the news of the devastating earthquake in the Afghan provinces of Khost and Paktika with deep sorrow and expressed sincere condolences and feelings of empathy to the people of this country.
The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also announced the readiness of Turkmenistan to provide humanitarian assistance to the population of fraternal Afghanistan in the near future.
POLITICAL CONSULTATIONS WERE HELD BETWEEN THE MINISTRIES OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF TURKMENISTAN AND SAUDI ARABIA
On June 23, 2022, political consultations were held in Ashgabat between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The delegation of Turkmenistan was headed by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs B.G. Myatiev, the delegation of Saudi Arabia - by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Waleed Abdulkareem El-Khereiji.
During the consultations, the parties discussed key aspects of bilateral cooperation in the political, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian spheres, as well as current international issues.
It was noted with satisfaction that Turkmenistan and Saudi Arabia are developing a wide and multi-level political and diplomatic dialogue on strengthening regional and world stability, countering such challenges and threats as terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking, and other types of illegal activities, are stepping up joint efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. In this context, the importance of mutual support within the framework of major international organizations, primarily the UN, was emphasized. It was noted that Saudi Arabia invariably supports the international initiatives of Turkmenistan and is a co-author of many of them. In turn, Turkmenistan also provides support to Saudi Arabia, including on a number of draft resolutions of the General Assembly put forward by this country, as well as in the nomination of Saudi candidates to various UN structures.
A separate topic of discussion was the creation and development of the necessary conditions for attracting investment in various sectors of the economy of Turkmenistan, the implementation of promising infrastructure projects, and industrial cooperation. In particular, it was noted that there are great opportunities for cooperation between the two countries in such areas as petrochemistry and gas chemistry. In this regard, the value of the accumulated experience of cooperation between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Saudi Fund for Development was noted.
The parties stressed the importance of further developing cultural and scientific ties, continuing the traditions of holding mutual Days of Culture, and expanding the humanitarian dialogue between the two fraternal peoples.
At the consultations, it was especially emphasized that the official visit of the President of Turkmenistan to Saudi Arabia, preparations for which are currently in full swing, will serve as a powerful impetus for the strengthening and qualitative enrichment of bilateral ties.
Then the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was received by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R. Meredov.
During the conversation, the parties exchanged views on a wide range of bilateral relations, as well as on the regional and global agenda. It was noted that Turkmenistan and Saudi Arabia are making a great positive contribution to ensuring peace and stability in Central Asia and the Middle East, are pursuing a responsible and far-sighted line aimed at normalizing and stabilizing global processes. The interlocutors agreed to continue the political and diplomatic dialogue, close cooperation in determining approaches to topical issues of world politics.
The head of the Turkmen Foreign Ministry informed the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia that Turkmenistan had decided to support the candidacy of Saudi Arabia as the venue for the World Expo 2030 and was ready to assist in the preparation of this important global event.
A MEETING WAS HELD AT THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF TURKMENISTAN WITH THE NEW REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ASIAN BANK OF DEVELOPMENT
On June 23, 2022, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov had a meeting with the newly appointed Director of the Permanent Representation of the Asian Bank of Development (ABR) in Turkmenistan Artur Andrysiak.
During the meeting, the parties exchanged views on the issues of current state of relations between Turkmenistan and the Asian Bank of Development and their prospects. The sides named energy, industry, transport, trade, banking sphere and some others as the directions of cooperation.
Special attention was paid to the realization of the project of the construction of the gas pipeline Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) in the context of regional and international energy cooperation.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan having congratulated new Director of the Permanent Representation of the Asian Bank of Development (ABR) in Turkmenistan with appointment, wished him every success in new, responsible assignment.