President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov: Turkmen � Belarusian cooperation to get new content

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov speaking to the mass media on the outcomes of Turkmen � Belarusian high-level talks in Ashgabat outlined the condition and perspectives of bilateral cooperation.

Summarizing the negotiations, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on behalf of the delegation of Turkmenistan welcomed again President and the members of the delegation of the Republic of Belarus in Ashgabat. The Leader of the Nation highlighted that it was very productive and rich in content negotiations, during which the condition and prospects of bilateral relations, issues of regional and international politics presenting mutual interest were discusses as well as specific directions of further interstate cooperation were outlined.

Having noted the constructive character of the discussion, which was held in traditional atmosphere of trust and understanding, the Head of the State said that Turkmenistan pays special attention to the relations with the Republic of Belarus. Our countries and people are connected by traditions of friendship, mutual sympathy and sincerity, community of basic moral values. We intend to preserve carefully this heritage and fill it with new content that meets the requirements of present day, - President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said.

The Republic of Belarus is our important and reliable partner in international arena, the Turkmen leader continued. We actively cooperate in provision of peace, stability and security in the world, in establishment of favourable conditions for activation of interregional relations in different spheres. Both countries build their policies on the principles of good neighbourhood, peace-loving, respect of the sovereignty and non-intervention into internal affairs of other states.

Having informed that special attention was paid to the issues of consolidation of peace, stability and security during the talks, the Head of the State highlighted that Turkmenistan and Belarus demonstrate coincidence and similarity of the visions on many subjects of international and regional politics, which is a guarantee of successful cooperation of two countries in the world's arena, first, under the United Nations Organization.

Both sides confirmed their mutual resolution to support the consolidation of the UN role, continue close and proven efficient interrelations under this and other competent international organizations, to render support to all constructive ideas and beginnings of the world's community.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that the current meeting improved the basis of dynamic partnership in trade and economic sphere. Development and intensification of the relations in trade, fuel and energy complex, processing and chemical industry, agriculture, heavy engineering, textile and light industry are the most perspective directions of cooperation.

The construction of ore-dressing and processing complex with 1 400 000 tons of potassium chloride per annum production output in Garlyk, Lebap velayat is a flagship and symbol of Turkmen � Belarusian economic relations. In this relations, the Turkmen leader again congratulated President Alexander Lukashenko and all Belarusian partners on successful completion of this grandiose project and invited to the opening ceremony of new industrial giant.

The Head of the State noted that serious opportunities for activation of cooperation in international transport communication sphere are opened today. Both countries create strong transport and transit infrastructure. Taking into account this factor as well as advantages of geographic location, the sides agreed on use of mutual potential for more active involvement in North � South, East � West directions with the entry to the Eastern and Central Europe, Baltic region and huge markets of the Middle East and South Asia.

People of Turkmenistan and Belarus are connected by friendship, mutual respect and sympathy and special attention is paid to humanitarian component of interstate relations. We will provide all around support to the endeavour of our people to close communication, familiarization of rich historical and cultural heritage of both countries and establish the conditions for creative cooperation of art and cultural workers of Turkmenistan and Belarus, - President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said. The agreement on expansion of forms and directions of cooperation in education sphere that has long good traditions was also achieved.

The Leader of the Nation highlighted that the package of bilateral documents on number of urgent directions of further partnership was signed by the outcomes of the visit. Turkmenistan and the Republic of Belarus demonstrated again their adherence and intent toward close and multi aspect long-term dialog what meets fundamental interests of the people of both countries and modern realities of the development of interstate relations.

Having expressed one more time cordial gratitude to President Alexander Lukashenko for constructive talks held in the spirit of openness and understanding, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed the wishes of peace and prosperity to Belarusian people.

Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper