The results of the VI Caspian Summit are summarized in a press statement

Published in Politics
Thursday, 30 June 2022 14:37

The results of the VI Caspian Summit, held in Ashgabat on Wednesday, June 29, were announced in a press statement made by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov.

The diplomat said that the meeting of the heads of the Caspian states was held in a constructive working manner, in the spirit of good neighborliness, mutual trust, respect and openness.

A detailed and interested exchange of views took place on the main issues of the five-sided cooperation in the Caspian Sea. The implementation of previous decisions and agreements was analyzed and the directions and priorities of further joint work were determined.

The heads of the Caspian littoral States reaffirmed their commitment to ensuring lasting peace, stability and security in the region, combining efforts and potentials to implement confidence-building measures in the Caspian Sea, and creating a comprehensive political and legal framework for this.

The Presidents of Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Russia are united in ensuring that in the conditions of the current global turbulence, the region is reliably guaranteed from its consequences and impact, being an example of good neighborliness, mutual understanding and development. "The responsibility for this lies entirely with our countries - it is common, integral, indivisible and cannot be delegated outside the Caspian states," Meredov said.

In this context, they reaffirmed their determination to continue close coordination of efforts in the fight against terrorist threats in the Caspian Sea, drug trafficking, organized crime, and other types of illegal activities. The position of the countries here is united and uncompromising.

During the meeting, the issues of economic cooperation in the Caspian Sea were carefully considered. In the light of the growing geo-economic importance of the basin, there is an understanding and a desire to consistently develop cooperation in the transport, logistics, and communication spheres aimed at turning the Caspian into a major international hub of transcontinental partnership along the East-West and South-North lines.

Currently, the Caspian countries are making efforts to build port infrastructure, create logistics chains of communication, schemes of mutually beneficial partnership in the energy sector. And this work will be given priority.

According to the Minister, the summit stressed the need to develop and expand trade relations between the coastal states, increase trade turnover, and closer industrial cooperation. It was noted that Turkmenistan made a proposal today to establish the Council of Business Cooperation of the Caspian States as an independent platform for doing business, entrepreneurial initiatives.

Ecology, nature protection, conservation of biological resources of the Caspian Sea have also become important topics of discussion. Cooperation mechanisms have already been established for them. The task is to give their work a more coherent and substantive character. The parties agreed to continue creating conditions for strengthening and enriching friendly ties, developing humanitarian contacts, and expanding cultural cooperation added Meredov.

In general, the summit participants highly appreciated its content, constructive attitude, commitment to common creative goals, agreeing in the necessity and usefulness of continuing the meetings at the highest level of the Caspian countries on a regular basis.

Rashid Meredov and Sergey Lavrov held a bilateral meeting

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Wednesday, 29 June 2022 16:06

A bilateral meeting of the ministers of Turkmenistan and Russia was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan. Rashid Meredov and Sergey Lavrov held talks before the meeting of the heads of the foreign policy departments of the Caspian states.
As Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova previously pointed out, the Council of Foreign Ministers in Ashgabat plans to review cooperation in the Caspian Sea and discuss modalities for further cooperation in preparation for the upcoming meeting of the presidents of the Caspian "five".
The main topics that the heads of state of Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan and Russia will consider are security in the Caspian region, the comprehensive development of economic relations, including transport, trade, energy, cooperation in the financial sector, etc. Attention will also be paid to the environmental aspect of cooperation in the Caspian.

TURKMENISTAN WILL PROVIDE HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO AFGHANISTAN AFFECTED BY THE EARTHQUAKE

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Friday, 24 June 2022 15:45

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.

TURKMENISTAN AND THE UN DISCUSSED ISSUES OF EXPANDING COOPERATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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Tuesday, 07 June 2022 19:31

On June 6, 2022, the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov had a meeting with the First Deputy Secretary-General of the UN, Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Group Amina Jane Mohammed.

During the meeting, the parties highly characterized the cooperation between Turkmenistan and the United Nations in a wide range of spheres. Particular emphasis was placed on the importance of combining efforts in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the national sustainable development goals in Turkmenistan.

The head of the foreign policy office of Turkmenistan noted that Turkmenistan is carrying out systematic work to intensify multilateral efforts to strengthen the stability of international transport systems in emergencies.

R. Meredov also noted that Turkmenistan supports the holding of the Education Transformation Summit in September 2022 in New York during the high-level week of the seventy-seventh session of the UN General Assembly. It was emphasized that Turkmenistan is working to improve the national education system and ensure equal access to quality education and plans to start national consultations in the near future in preparation for this Summit.

In addition the parties discussed issues related to environmental protection and the National Strategy of Turkmenistan on climate change. In this regard, it was stated that Turkmenistan is an active participant in the global campaign initiated by the UNECE "Trees in Cities" to support actions related to climate change in cities.

 

The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan met with the Ambassador of France

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Tuesday, 24 May 2022 15:16

During a meeting on Monday. Turkmen Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov and French Ambassador Isabelle Guinel discussed bilateral relations and the country's interaction with the European Union, which France is chairing for the current half year.

The diplomats noted that Turkmenistan and the EU have significantly stepped up the partnership, highlighting such priority areas as stability and security, trade, economic and investment cooperation, including energy, transport and other sectors. The ecological sphere is also of mutual interest. At the same time, it was emphasized that there are extensive prospects for expanding mutually beneficial ties.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and the Ambassador of France agreed to maintain regular working contacts for this purpose.

ACTING MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF TURKMENISTAN HELD A NUMBER OF BILATERAL MEETINGS IN ISLAMABAD

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Wednesday, 23 March 2022 14:26

On March 22, 2022, on the sidelines of the 48th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the OIC in Islamabad, the head of the foreign policy department of Turkmenistan, Rashid Meredov, held a number of bilateral meetings.

In particular, negotiations of the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R. Meredov was held with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic R. Kazakbayev.

During the talks, the ministers stressed the importance of the existing huge potential for the development of bilateral Turkmen-Kyrgyz relations across the entire spectrum of political-diplomatic, trade-economic, and cultural-humanitarian ties in the long term.

Also on this day, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R. Meredov had a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey M. Çavuşoglu.

The diplomats noted the effectiveness of the bilateral political and diplomatic dialogue between Turkmenistan and Turkey. Regular high-level meetings give a powerful impetus to the development of Turkmen-Turkish cooperation in all areas of mutual interest.

On March 22, bilateral negotiations took place between Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud.

The parties considered a wide range of issues on the Turkmen-Saudi agenda in the political, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian spheres.

In this context, the positive dynamics of interstate relations was noted; and the need to intensify contacts at the highest and high levels was expressed.

THE HEAD OF THE MFA OF TURKMENISTAN IS ON A VISIT TO ISLAMABAD FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE WORK OF THE 48TH SESSION OF THE COUNCIL OF FOREIGN MINISTERS OF THE OIC

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Wednesday, 23 March 2022 14:24

On March 22-23, 2022 Acting Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov is visiting Pakistan to attend the 48th session of the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which began on Tuesday at the parliament building in Islamabad.

The annual meeting of the heads of foreign policy departments of Muslim countries is held under the motto "Building a partnering for unity, justice and development." At the beginning of the meeting, the chairmanship of the 48th session of the Ministerial Council was transferred to Pakistan.

Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and OIC Secretary General Hissein Brahim Taha spoke at the inaugural meeting. On behalf of the Regional Groups, the heads of delegations of Kazakhstan (Asian Group), Tunisia (Arab Group), Nigeria (African Group) spoke at the meeting.

In his speech, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan Mukhtar Tleuberdi said that on March 12 this year, presidential elections were held in Turkmenistan, which, according to international observers, were held in a fair, free and competitive atmosphere. As a result of the elections, His Excellency Mr. Serdar Berdimuhamedov elected the new President of Turkmenistan, receiving 73% of the votes.

The Acting Head of the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan in his speech informed about the results of the elections of the President of Turkmenistan and expressed gratitude to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation for the support provided to Turkmenistan and the active participation of observers from the OIC in the process of monitoring the election process.

R. Meredov emphasized the importance of the policy of neutrality in establishing peace, stability and security, and in this context noted the importance of the resolution "The role of a policy of neutrality in maintaining and strengthening international peace, security and sustainable development in the OIC area and globally".

Another initiative of Turkmenistan was also emphasized - the formation of a new philosophy of modern international relations, called “Dialogue is a guarantee of peace”, put forward by the President of Turkmenistan in December last year.

Speaking about the issue of supporting Afghanistan, it was emphasized that the position of Turkmenistan is based on the understanding of the unity of the political, economic and humanitarian aspects of the Afghan problem.

Noting the importance of interconnectedness as one of the factors of sustainable development, the head of the Turkmen delegation focused on the need for further development of partnership in the field of international transport.

In this context, the forum participants were informed about the Ministerial Conference on Transport for Landlocked Developing Countries, which will be organized by the United Nations in cooperation with the Government of Turkmenistan in August 2022 in Turkmenistan.

THE MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF TURKMENISTAN HAD A MEETING WITH THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COUNCIL OF ELDERS OF ORGANIZATION OF TURKIC STATES

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Friday, 11 March 2022 15:13

Today, on March 10, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov had a meeting with the Chairman of the Council of Elders of Organization of Turkic States Binali Yildirim, who arrived to the Turkmen capital on a visit.

In the course of the constructive talk, the parties exchanged views on expansion and strengthening of multilateral interaction within the framework of the Organization. In this connection, the Turkmen side underlined that Turkmenistan as the country-observer takes an active part in the activities of the Organization.

R.Meredov and B.Yildirim emphasizing the significance of customs and traditions of the Turkic peoples, noted that the activity of the Council of Elders of Organization of Turkic States directed at preserving and all-round development of common cultural values, upbringing in the youth the respect to the common history.

In this regard, the head of the foreign policy agency of Turkmenistan stated that Turkmenistan was ready to the active participation in the work of the Council of Elders.

The sides also paid special attention to the issues of interaction with the Mission of observers of the Organization of Turkic States, which will take part in the preparations and conduct of the elections of the President of Turkmenistan, which will take place on March 12 of the current year.

 

THE NEXT ROUND OF ANNUAL POLITICAL CONSULTATIONS BETWEEN TURKMENISTAN AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HAS STARTED

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Wednesday, 02 March 2022 11:41

On March 1, 2022, the next round of annual political consultations between Turkmenistan and the United States of America began via videoconferencing.

The delegations were headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu. The meeting was also attended by heads and representatives of relevant ministries and departments of the two countries.

During the speeches and discussions, topical issues concerning, first of all, the main directions of bilateral cooperation were considered.

As was emphasized, Turkmenistan and the United States share common principles and approaches to a number of problems of modern international politics.

First of all, this is the strengthening of stability and security in the world and in the region. Both countries closely cooperate within the framework of major international organizations, primarily in the United Nations.

The parties also confirmed the commonality of approaches to such topical issues as promoting sustainable development goals, countering global threats - terrorism, extremism, drug trafficking.

Within the framework of the consultations, issues of the human dimension were discussed. In particular, a review was made of the work carried out by Turkmenistan in the field of protection and guarantee of human rights. In this regard, readiness was expressed to continue the dialogue in this segment between Turkmenistan and the United States.

During the discussions, the importance of the cultural and humanitarian constituent of bilateral cooperation and holding various cultural and educational events was also emphasized.

On March 2, political consultations between Turkmenistan and the United States of America will continue.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R. Meredov held a meeting with the diplomatic corps

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Monday, 28 February 2022 13:31

Today, on February 27, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov held a meeting with the diplomatic corps of the country abroad.

A comprehensive discussion of the issues of holding at a high organizational level the upcoming elections of the President of Turkmenistan, which will be held on March 12, 2022, became the main topic of the current meeting, which was held in the format of videoconferencing.

As it was said, at present, in the course of active preparation for the elections of the President of the country, 41 polling stations have been formed in the embassies and consulates of Turkmenistan located in 30 countries of the world.

This, in turn, once again proves that an electoral system of a high level of democracy has been formed in Turkmenistan, and the rights of citizens are fully realized.

Press service of the Ministry of

Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan

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