THE POLITICAL CONSULTATIONS BETWEEN TURKMENISTAN AND THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA
On November 9, 2015 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan there were political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Korea. The Korean delegation was headed by the Director General of the Department for European Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, Mr. Park Chul Min.
At the beginning of the meeting, the parties noted the high level of bilateral relations; the two sides reaffirmed their commitment to international initiatives of the heads of two states. In this context, it was marked the role of political consultations between the foreign ministries of the two countries, which in turn will contribute to further expansion of political and diplomatic dialogue.
Concerning cooperation within the framework of the international organizations, the parties expressed their commitment to the development of interaction in this direction. The sides discussed the possibility of expanding partnership within the Friendship Association between Central Asia and the Republic of Korea and ASEAN. The parties also stressed the importance of joining efforts for disarmament, the fight against proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and initiatives for the establishment of nuclear free zones.
During the talks the sides discussed the issues of improving of the legal base. Within the framework of regional cooperation the interest of the parties was marked to cooperate in such large strategic projects as the creation of multifunctional, branched and efficient transport and transit corridors.
They also discussed prospects of development of relations between the business circles of the two countries. Noting the important role of the cultural and humanitarian spheres, the parties have expressed interest in further development of cooperation in education, science and tourism.