TURKMEN-EMIRATES RELATIONS STRENGTHEN ON THE WHOLE RANGE OF COOPERATION
On November 23, 2019, the meeting of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R.Meredov with the State Minister for International Cooperation of the United Arab Emirates Reem bint Ebrahim Al Hashimy was held in Dubai.
During the meeting, the ministers discussed the development of Turkmen-Emirates ties including the trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian collaboration. The closeness of standpoints in regard to the international issues and mutual support of the initiatives in the multilateral formats were noted. The parties discussed the importance of the upcoming international exhibition “EXPO-2020” in which Turkmenistan intends to take place.
On November 24 in Abu Dhabi, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan met with the Deputy Prime-minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs of the UAE Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
During the talks, the parties noted the high level of cooperation between the two countries. It was noted that the mutual visits of the Heads of States give vital impulse to the strengthening of Turkmen-Emirates ties. The parties also emphasized the effectiveness of trade-economic relations and underlined the necessity of exchanging expertise in the area of high technologies, urban planning, transport and communications.
Then the meeting with the State Minister for Foreign Affairs of the UAE Anwar Mohammed Gargash was held.
Underlining the significance of opening the Consulate General of Turkmenistan in the UAE, the ministers touched upon the key aspects of bilateral relations’ agenda. Special attention was paid to the collaboration between the external policy agencies of the two countries, including the holding of regular political consultations. Also the issues of expanding ties in the field of energy, transport, education, sport and tourism were considered.