Foreign Ministers of Turkmenistan and the UAE held video talks
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov held talks with UAE State Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Ahmed Ali Al Sayegh. The meeting took place on Monday via video link.
The diplomats noted the high level of confidential dialogue between the top leadership of the two countries and discussed constructive interaction within the framework of international organizations, primarily the UN, speaking in favor of continuing partnership in the implementation of peace-loving initiatives, the press service of the Turkmen Foreign Ministry reports.
The Foreign Ministers of Turkmenistan and the UAE assessed the trade and economic relations between the two countries and expressed interest in expanding business and investment ties.
The issues of preparation for the next meeting of the Joint Committee on Cooperation between Turkmenistan and the UAE, which will be held in Abu Dhabi, were considered. Its agenda will include partnership issues in such areas as the textile industry, fuel and energy complex, investment, ecology and food security, education, science and culture.
A MEETING TOOK PLACE BETWEEN THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL
On September 18, 2023, the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov held a meeting with the President of the European Council Charles Michel in New York.
As the head of state noted, Turkmenistan attaches great importance to strengthening friendly ties and constructive dialogue with the EU, which is expanding every year, covering new areas of interaction.
In this context, the successful cooperation of Turkmenistan with this international structure, both in a bilateral format and within the framework of the European Union - Central Asia Dialogue, was emphasized.
The European Union is a long-time partner of Turkmenistan in the implementation of a number of specialized projects and programs aimed at solving priority tasks for the further economic and social development of our country, including in the field of legislation, education, information and communication technologies, agriculture and water management, environmental protection, climate change, the head of state emphasized.
At the same time, it was noted that currently leading European companies are represented in many sectors of the Turkmen economy - in the oil and gas complex, transport, electricity, construction, communications and communications.
During the conversation, an interested exchange of views took place on the prospects for further interaction in the context of its key aspects and the existing diverse potential.
THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA DISCUSSED ISSUES OF COOPERATION
On September 18, 2023, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, on the sidelines of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly, met with the President of the Republic of Korea Yoon Suk Yeol.
Stressing that he is very pleased with today’s meeting in New York, the President of Turkmenistan expressed confidence that the current negotiations will help identify new ways for the development of bilateral relations and will give an effective impetus to their further expansion.
As noted, Turkmen-Korean relations and mutually beneficial partnership, based on the principles of equality, mutual benefit, respect and trust, have been actively developed and continue to grow steadily in an ascending line, filling with qualitatively new content.
Stressing that our states are currently fruitfully cooperating not only in a bilateral format, but also within the framework of international organizations, primarily the UN, the interlocutors noted with satisfaction the established constructive partnership in supporting initiatives aimed at achieving lasting peace, sustainable sustainability and security .
Successful bilateral interaction within the framework of the Central Asia-Republic of Korea Cooperation Forum was also noted. As part of Turkmenistan’s chairmanship in this structure, the 16th meeting of this Forum is planned to be held in Ashgabat in November. In this regard, the head of Turkmenistan expressed firm confidence that its results will contribute to the coordination of joint efforts with the Republic of Korea in the implementation of economic, cultural and humanitarian projects at the regional level.
Particular emphasis was placed on the growing role of parliamentary diplomacy. In this context, the great importance of the ongoing high-level mutual visits was emphasized. Thus, the visit of the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to the Republic of Korea in November 2022, the visit of the Chairman of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea Kim Jin-pyo to Turkmenistan in July 2023, as well as the visit of the Mejlis delegation to the Republic of Korea taking place these days to participate in the inter-parliamentary forum, they brought Turkmen-Korean cooperation in this area to a new level.
In conclusion, the mutual readiness of the parties was confirmed to continue to make the necessary joint efforts to bring Turkmen-Korean relations to a qualitatively new level for the benefit of the two states.
THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN MET WITH THE DIRECTOR GENERAL OF THE WTO
On September 18, 2023, the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov met with the Director-General of the World Trade Organization Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala.
The head of Turkmenistan and the head of the largest international trade organization expressed satisfaction with the opportunity to discuss in a personal conversation the current state and prospects for the development of cooperation, the results of the current meeting, in the general opinion, will serve as an important impetus for further strengthening.
As noted, Turkmenistan is systematically carrying out work to stimulate the development of the national economy and improve the well-being of the people, further expand foreign economic relations and attract foreign investment to the country.
During the meeting, it was also noted that a special Government Commission operates in Turkmenistan, which is charged with studying issues related to our country’s accession to the WTO, as well as preparing relevant proposals. As a result of the work done, in July 2020, Turkmenistan was assigned observer status, and in February 2022, the status of an acceding country (“active observer”) to the World Trade Organization.
THE PARLIAMENTARY DELEGATION OF TURKMENISTAN IS ON A VISIT TO THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA
On September 17-19, 2023, a delegation led by the Chairman of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan D.Gulmanova is on a working visit to the Republic of Korea. The purpose of the visit is to participate in the First Meeting of Speakers of Parliaments “Central Asia - Republic of Korea”.
On September 17, 2023, upon arrival at Incheon International Airport, D.Gulmanova met with the head of the Korea-Turkmenistan Interparliamentary Friendship Group Lee Dal-Gon. During the meeting, the parties discussed issues related to the development of interparliamentary relations and cooperation between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Korea.
On September 18, a meeting was held in a narrow format between the Chairman of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan and the Chairman of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea Kim Jin-pyo. D.Gulmanova conveyed greetings and best wishes from the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
During the conversation, the parties noted the positive dynamics in the development of interparliamentary dialogue between the two countries.
Furthermore, the delegation of Turkmenistan, under the leadership of the Chairman of the Mejlis, took part in the first Turkmen-Korean inter-parliamentary consultations initiated by the Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan.
During a detailed exchange of views on the current agenda of bilateral cooperation, the parties emphasized that this event would serve as an effective platform for the expansion and development of inter-parliamentary partnership. In this context, the important role of the Turkmen-Korean friendship groups acting in the parliaments of the two countries was noted.
The special role of interparliamentary dialogue in the further development and strengthening of bilateral relations was also noted. The trade and economic sphere, oil and gas, petrochemical and transport sectors, the cultural and humanitarian dimension, including the field of medicine, education, in particular, the study of the Korean language in Turkmenistan, were identified as promising areas.
Particular attention was paid to the prospects for the participation of Korean companies in the implementation of industrial projects in the city of Arkadag.
In addition, the parties discussed a number of issues on the agenda of the upcoming first meeting of the heads of parliaments of Central Asia and the Republic of Korea on September 19.
On the same day, a meeting was held between the head of the Parliament of Turkmenistan and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea Han Duck-soo. At the beginning of the meeting, D.Gulmanova conveyed greetings and best wishes from the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
During the negotiations, the parties discussed current issues of bilateral cooperation, and also exchanged views on the prospects for further interaction between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Korea.
In the process of discussing aspects of further development of trade and economic relations, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea expressed the desire of leading Korean companies to actively participate in the implementation of oil, gas and petrochemical projects in Turkmenistan.
At the same time, it was emphasized that the progressive development of the interparliamentary dialogue established between our countries is one of the priority aspects of interaction.
The President of Turkmenistan met with the President of the Republic of Tajikistan
Today, as part of a working visit to Dushanbe, the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov met with the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon.
During the meeting, the parties discussed issues of developing bilateral cooperation in various fields, as well as vectors for expanding interaction in the Central Asian region.
President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, as part of his working visit to Dushanbe, will take part in the fifth Consultative Meeting of the Heads of State of Central Asia, as well as in the meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the founders of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea.
The current working visit of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov to Dushanbe confirms our country’s intention to continue to promote the intensification of interstate dialogue on a bilateral and multilateral basis, and the consolidation of efforts in order to ensure common well-being and sustainable development.