Israeli Ambassador visits Turkmenistan for the first time two years after her appointment

On April 28, Ashgabat hosted a meeting between Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov and the newly appointed Israeli Ambassador to Turkmenistan, Bet-Eden Kait , who presented copies of his credentials.

The diplomats discussed the expansion of bilateral political, diplomatic, trade, economic and humanitarian cooperation, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry reports .

The ambassador has not met with President Serdar Berdimuhamedov yet.

On the same day, the Israeli Embassy in Turkmenistan hosted a ceremony in honor of the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust and the Day of Resistance Heroes, at which the Ambassador spoke.

In January, the Israel Hayom news website reported that Beth-Eden Kait, who was appointed as ambassador in July 2020, would visit Ashgabat for the first time and present her credentials to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

It was assumed that Kite would go to Turkmenistan as part of a humanitarian mission to deliver medicines at the request of the Turkmen side, and then return to Israel. Then it was noted that the expediency of the trip, which will cost $160,000, caused controversy in the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

As a result, it was decided to organize a visit due to the importance of developing relations with Turkmenistan, due to its geographical location (the country borders on Iran), and also due to the potential for economic cooperation.

Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan