Talks of Presidents of Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Turkiye continued with full participation of delegations
Upon the completion of the meeting with full participation of delegations, the ceremony of signing of documents took place.
By the first tripartite summit, the Joint Statement of the First Summit of heads of states of Turkmenistan, Republic of Azerbaijan and Republic of Türkiye was adopted.
In presence of heads of states, the following documents were signed:
Agreement between the Government of Turkmenistan, Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Government of the Republic of Türkiye on trade and economic cooperation;
Framework Program for Cooperation in science, education and culture for 2023-2025 between the Government of Turkmenistan, Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Government of the Republic of Türkiye;
Memorandum of mutual understanding between the Government of Turkmenistan, Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Government of the Republic of Türkiye on establishment of the joint consultative commission for cooperation in customs affairs;
Memorandum of mutual understating between «Türkmengaz» State Concern, Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Ministry of Energy and Natures Resources of the Republic of Türkiye on further development of cooperation in energy;
Memorandum of mutual understanding between the Transport and Communications Agency under the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, Ministry of Digital Development and Transport of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Türkiye on further development of cooperation in transport.
Press conference dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the partnership between Turkmenistan and the EU
On November 22, 2023, as part of the Days of European Culture in Turkmenistan, a press conference dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the partnership between Turkmenistan and the European Union was held at the EU Delegation office.
During her speech, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan M.Byashimova congratulated paticipants on this significant date and emphasized that Turkmenistan attaches great importance to political, diplomatic, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation with the European Union.
It was noted that regular meetings and negotiations at the highest level contribute to the expansion and strengthening of comprehensive cooperation in a wide range of areas. In this context, it was noted that the meeting between the President of Turkmenistan and the President of the European Council, held on September 18, 2023 in New York, became a significant stage in cooperation between Turkmenistan and the EU.
The Turkmen side noted the effective interaction of the parties within the framework of the inter-parliamentary dialogue. In this context, regular meetings between representatives of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan and the European Parliament was emphasized.
The “Central Asia-European Union” cooperation format was noted as one of the important mechanisms for expanding partnerships, within the framework of which programs and projects aimed at strengthening trade and economic ties, partnerships in the field of transport, digitalization, ecology and energy, as well as cultural -humanitarian sphere, including education and healthcare.
The participants of the press conference exchanged views on the successes achieved and prospects for further cooperation.
Turkmenistan was elected as a member of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS)
On November 16, 2023, during the 42nd session of the UNESCO General Conference, Turkmenistan was unanimously elected as a member of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport for 2023-2027.
This Committee was established in 1978 to promote the role and importance of sport and its inclusion in public policy.
Turkmenistan was elected as a member of this UNESCO structure for the period 2017-2021.
Prospects of Inter-parliamentary cooperation between Turkmenistan and Georgia were discussed
On November 6, 2023, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan in Georgia Mr. D. Seyitmammedov met with Chairman of Parliament of Georgia Mr. Shalva Papuashvili.
During the meeting, special attention was paid to the interaction between legislative bodies of the two countries, which is an integral component in the development of comprehensive Turkmen-Georgian cooperation. The sides also discussed promising areas of cooperation in trade, economic, transport and communication, energy, as well as in the humanitarian and cultural spheres.
Particular emphasis was placed on the intensification of cooperation between the Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Groups of the two countries, which serves an important tool for promoting constructive partnership, maintaining the bonds of friendship and mutual between countries and peoples.
The participants also discussed the issues related to the organization of visit of Chairman of Parliament of Georgia in Turkmenistan and noted the increasing role of parliamentary diplomacy in the political and diplomatic sphere.
MEETING OF THE HEADS OF FOREIGN MINISTRIES OF TURKMENISTAN AND THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA
On October 31, 2023, a meeting was held between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea Park Jin, who is in Ashgabat on an official visit.
During the meeting, the heads of the foreign ministries of the two states discussed issues of interaction on a wide range of bilateral cooperation.
The sides noted that Turkmenistan and the Republic of Korea attach special importance to the further development of the Turkmen-Korean partnership, which is traditionally based on the principles of long-term friendship, trust and mutual understanding. At the same time, the development of contacts at the highest level plays a special role in expanding and strengthening bilateral ties.
In this context, R.Meredov noted that on the sidelines of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly, the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and the President of the Republic of Korea Yoon Suk Yeol held constructive negotiations, during which they emphasized the high level of interstate partnership, and also exchanged views on current regional and the international agenda.
The ministers expressed a common opinion on strengthening inter-parliamentary ties. In this connection, special attention was paid to the official visits of the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to Seoul in November 2022 and the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea Kim Jin-pyo to Ashgabat in July of this year, which became landmark events in the political life of the two states
The parties stated successful interaction within international structures, primarily at the UN, and noted the high level of mutual support in matters of ensuring peace, stability and sustainable development.
During the negotiations, it was emphasized that the economic partnership between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Korea is strategic, sustainable and long-term.
In this regard, an exchange of views took place on priority areas of trade and economic cooperation. The discussions included projects for the creation of an industrial cluster in the city of Arkadag, projects for the construction of gas chemical plants, the purchase of electric vehicles and electric buses, investments in the introduction of the latest digital, information-communication and other technologies in the construction of “smart cities”, the use of methods and technologies for desalination of sea water and innovations in rational use of water resources, diversification of financing, studying Korean experience in green and hydrogen energy, creating modern high-tech industries focused on the production of competitive products.
In this context, the activities of the Intergovernmental Turkmen-Korean Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific and Technological Cooperation were noted as an effective tool for expanding trade and economic relations between our countries.
In addition, the areas of education, science, the study of the Korean language, healthcare and medicine are highlighted as promising areas of cultural and humanitarian ties.
While speaking about the significance of cultural exchanges, in particular about the successful holding of the Days of Culture of Turkmenistan in Korea in March this year together with the celebration of the 300th anniversary of the birth of the classical poet Magtymguly Fragi, the parties noted the importance of organizing at the proper level the Korean Culture Week in November 2023 in Ashgabat.
Following the meeting of ministers, the signing ceremony of the following bilateral documents took place:
- «Memorandum of understanding among the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan and the School of Korean Medicine of the Pusan National University of the Republic of Korea and the National Institute for the Development of Korean Medicine of the Republic of Korea»;
- «Agreement on Trade and Economic Cooperation between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of the Republic of Korea»;
- «Cooperation program for 2024-2025 between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea».
Also on this day, a "Memorandum of understanding between the Turkmen State Medical University named after Myrat Garryev and the Korea University College of Medicine» was signed.
IMPORTANT ASPECTS OF TURKMEN-UZBEK RELATIONS WERE REVIEWED IN THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF TURKMENISTAN
On October 31, 2023, on the sidelines of the meeting of the OSCE Secretary General and the heads of Foreign Ministries of the Central Asian states the negotiations were held between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Bakhtiyor Saidov.
During the talks, the ministers noted the active and dynamic nature of bilateral relations, and also discussed the schedule of upcoming events and meetings at the top and high levels.
The diplomats were unanimous in the opinion that thanks to the political will of the Presidents of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, the two fraternal states are implementing fruitful and effective multifaceted cooperation in a wide range of areas. In addition to that, the significant personal contribution in this direction of the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan was especially emphasized.
Along with this, the activities of the Foreign ministries of the two countries are highlighted as one of the key links in strengthening Turkmen-Uzbek relations.
Speaking about the importance of close cooperation on regional topics, the parties noted the significance of the trilateral summit held in Ashgabat in August this year with the participation of the leaders of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, which gave new impetus to the further development of regional cooperation of the participating countries.
The ministers noted the high level of mutual understanding between the parties and the similarity of positions in the framework of activities at international platforms, primarily at the UN. In this regard, gratitude was expressed to the Uzbek side for supporting the international initiatives of Turkmenistan. Diplomats also noted the importance of the “Central Asia+” cooperation formats, including the Meeting of Foreign Ministers of the Central Asian States and the OSCE Secretary General, held today in Ashgabat.