DELEGATION OF TURKMENISTAN ATTENDS ANNUAL MEETING OF DEPUTY MINISTERS OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF CENTRAL ASIAN COUNTRIES

The delegation of Turkmenistan, headed by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs V. Khadzhiev, took part in the annual meeting of Deputy Foreign Ministers of Central Asian countries in Tashkent.

During the meeting, the parties discussed a wide range of issues related to the development of comprehensive cooperation in the region, interaction within the framework of international organizations, and exchanged views on relevant topics of the global agenda.

The agenda of the meeting included issues of counteracting international and regional threats to security and stability, such as terrorism, radicalism, extremism. In this regard, joint actions of Central Asian countries to respond to threats and challenges in the region, as well as cooperation with UNRCCA were discussed. The diplomats exchanged views on the possibilities of regional cooperation in managing common natural resources and ways to strengthen cooperation in this area with the support of the UN.

The heads of the delegations expressed their support for a peaceful settlement of the situation in Afghanistan, noted the importance of further expanding cooperation and preventive efforts between Central Asia and Afghanistan, with support from the UNRCCA and UNAMA.

Also, in the framework of participation in the annual meeting in Tashkent, the delegation of Turkmenistan had the meetings with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan E Ashikbaev, and with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Nahid Esar.

Source: EMBASSY OF TURKMENISTAN REPUBLIC OF TURKEY - ANKARA