Ambassador of Burkina Faso is accredited in Turkmenistan

On behalf of President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov, Chairperson of Mejlis A. Nurberdyeva has accepted credentials from Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Burkina Faso to Turkmenistan Mr. Antoine Somda.

In the course of the meeting, the diplomat was introduced to the major trends of Turkmenistan's home and foreign policy, and to the social-economic reforms ongoing in the country. The reforms in the fields of science, education, sport and tourism received special emphasis.

Speaking of prospects for cooperation between Turkmenistan and Burkina Faso (diplomatic relations were established between the two countries in March 2016), the Ambassador has noted that his country is seeking to enhance the interaction both in the bilateral format and within authoritative international organizations. The parties identified cooperation, trade, the processing and textile industries, and closer small and medium business contacts as the priority areas of cooperation. The discussion also centered on the potentialities for partnership in the field of innovative technologies for the mining industry. The issues of interparliamentary ties also received attention during the meeting.

The Ambassador also evinced his country's agencies and companies in organizing mutual study tours, and in strengthening the cultural-humanitarian ties, including in sport and tourism.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Burkina Faso to Turkmenistan Antoine Somda was also received in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Source: Turkmenistan State News Agency-TDH