TURKMEN-SWEDISH POLITICAL CONSULTATIONS WERE HELD IN STOCKHOLM
On May 30-31, 2018, the delegation of Turkmenistan visited the Kingdom of Sweden on a working visit. On 30 May, the delegation met with the Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Mr. Dan Smith. During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on the establishment of bilateral cooperation between the institute and relevant organizations of Turkmenistan.
On May 31, the third round of bilateral political consultations took place at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The delegation of the Swedish side was led by the Head of the Department for Eastern Europe and Central Asia of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sweden, Mr. Andreas von Beckerath.
During the consultations, the Swedish side underlined that it seeks to bring trade and economic relations between the two countries to a qualitatively new level, noted that it is studying the state of Turkmenistan's trade cooperation with other countries of the European Union and plans to make concrete proposals on this issue.
Also exchanging views on pressing issues of expanding cooperation within the framework of international organizations such as the European Union and the UN, the sides stressed the importance of intensifying relations in this direction.
The sides exchanged views on the work being carried out in Turkmenistan to improve human rights institutions. In this regard, the Swedish side noted that it is interested in cooperating in supporting the work of the ombudsman.
Then the sides discussed international and regional issues and exchanged views on the issues of Turkmenistan's initiatives in the fields of energy, transport, communications and the environment.