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Turkmenistan – Russia: On the way of expansion of beneficial cooperation
2 Apr
Turkmenistan – Russia: On the way of expansion of beneficial cooperation

As is known, on March 30, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has signed the Resolution, according to which Turkmen delegation was sent to Moscow on March 30 – April 2 for the talks on discussion the issues of bilateral cooperation between Turkmenistan and Russian Federation, meeting of the heads of the Intergovernmental Turkmen – Russian Commission for economic cooperation as well as for political consultations between the foreign ministers, participation in work of regular session of the Council of the foreign ministers of the Commonwealth of Independent States and signing of documents on cooperation with representatives of the government authorities of Russia.

Mutual interest of Turkmenistan and Russia in activation of the established productive dialog, which is based on old traditions of friendship, good neighborliness and mutual respect, has been confirmed during the meeting of the heads of the Intergovernmental Turkmen – Russian Commission for economic cooperation on March 30.

Co-chairman from Turkmen side, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan R. Meredov and Vice-premier, Chairman of the Supreme Control Chamber S. Berdimuhamedov, who also had a meeting with Prime Minister of Russian Federation M. Mishustin, focused on big potential capabilities for expansion of bilateral cooperation, which involves certain regions, big industrial and cultural centers of Russia.

Substantial exchange of views on specific measures for diversification of the established fruitful cooperation in such important fields as industry, heavy construction, energy, transport and communication, financial and banking sphere has taken place during the session with participation of the members of the government and high-ranking representatives of the government structures of two countries. Important intergovernmental and interdepartmental documents have been signed by the outcomes of the working session.

On the same day, interdepartmental consultations on regional security, during which joint measures for combating modern challenges and threats have been discussed, were held in Moscow. In particular, the sides have presented the positions of both countries on Afghan problems and vision of possible measures for further promotion of peace-making process.

On March 31, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, Chairman of the Supreme Control Chamber S. Berdimuhamedov has met with Deputy Chairman of the State Security Council of Russian Federation, Deputy Chairman of the Council under the President of Russian Federation for science and education D. Medvedev.

During the meeting, the sides have exchanged constructive opinions of priority aspects of bilateral relations including political and diplomatic, trade and economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation. Turkmen – Russian cooperation in security has been discussed taking into account the main principles set out in the Charter of the United Nations Organization.

Cooperation in political and diplomatic sphere as well as in trade and economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres were discussed at the meeting with Foreign Minister of Russian Federation S. Lavrov on April 1. Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of Russian Federation on biological security has been signed at the end of the talks.