On October 4, a meeting was held via video link between the Deputy Foreign Ministers of Turkmenistan Vepa Khadzhiev and Kazakhstan Ermukhambet Konuspayev , the Kazakh Foreign Ministry reports .
The parties discussed the implementation of the agreements reached following the visit of the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to Turkmenistan in October 2022, the upcoming trip to Kazakhstan of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov , as well as the participation of the Turkmen side in the upcoming 6th CICA summit, the Council of CIS Heads of State and the summit ” Central Asia – Russia”.
No other details of the talks were given.
Meanwhile, Khabar 24 reports that deputies of the Kazakhstani parliament are preparing to ratify an agreement with Turkmenistan on the delimitation of the border, establishing borders and distributing sections of fishing zones in the Caspian.
“The total length of the Turkmen-Kazakh state border is about 458.3 km. The agreement between Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan on the delimitation and process of demarcation of the Kazakh-Turkmen state border was signed by the heads of the two states on July 5, 2001 in Astana. On April 18, 2017, the Interstate Agreement on the demarcation of the Kazakh-Turkmen state border was signed there. The adoption of an agreement on the regime of the border following the state visit of the President of Kazakhstan to Ashgabat on October 25, 2021 was the legal completion of work on this issue,” the publication clarifies.
In addition to agreements on the delimitation of the maritime border and the delimitation of fishing zones, the heads of Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan signed the following documents in October:
- Agreement on cooperation in the field of civil defense, prevention and liquidation of emergency situations;
- Agreement on Cooperation in the Sphere of Defense;
- Agreement on the organization of the exchange of preliminary information on goods and vehicles moving between the two countries.
At the same time, Tokayev announced Kazakhstan’s readiness to increase the supply of flour and wheat on mutually beneficial terms at market prices.
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan