President of Turkmenistan and Prime Minister of Azerbaijan discuss prospects of cooperation

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan Novruz Ismayil oglu Mammadov, who arrived in our country, heading a representative delegation to participate in the First Caspian Economic Forum in the Avaza National tourism zone.

Cordially greeting the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan, the President of Turkmenistan thanked the distinguished guest for the participation in the Forum.

Expressing gratitude for the hospitality, the Prime Minister conveyed the greetings from President Ilham Aliyev to the Turkmen leader.

The guest emphasized that Azerbaijan demonstrated keen interested in strengthening relations with Turkmenistan. In this regard, Novruz Ismayil oglu Mammadov underlined the exceptional importance of the Caspian Economic Forum held in Avaza on the initiative of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan expressed confidence that the current Forum would enrich cooperation between the countries of the Caspian region with new ideas.

Thanking for the kind words, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov conveyed his greetings to the President of Azerbaijan, emphasizing that Turkmenistan highly evaluated the good relations with its closest neighbours and would strengthen a fruitful dialogue between the neighbouring states.

The Turkmen leader and the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan underlined the importance to continue the constructive cooperation in the spheres of trade, economy and culture between the countries of the Caspian region.

As noted during the meeting, the relations between Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan gain new content.

Discussing the promising areas of the TurkmenAzerbaijani partnership, the President of Turkmenistan and his guest emphasized the significant potential for enhancing fruitful cooperation in various fields, including energy, transport and logistics.

The importance of joining efforts in the implementation of projects on the creation of transcontinental transit and transport corridors, providing the optimal routes for the transportation of goods and their integration into the international transport infrastructure was noted.

The President of Turkmenistan and Prime Minister of Azerbaijan expressed satisfaction with the common views on the preservation of the ecological wellbeing of the Caspian Sea, the productivity of meetings and consultations held by the relevant departments of the Caspian littoral countries on the protection and enhancement of the biological diversity of this unique reservoir. It was emphasized that the Caspian Sea had always been and remained a sea of friendship and consent of the fraternal neighboring peoples.

During the meeting, the President of Turkmenistan and his guest exchanged views on a number of issues of the regional and international politics of mutual interest. In this regard, Novruz Ismayil oglu Mammadov emphasized the importance of international initiatives put forward by the Turkmen leader with the aim to create a new global security architecture, transforming the Central Asia and the Caspian region into the zone of peace and stability.

In conclusion of the meeting, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan expressed confidence in the successful development of bilateral relations.

Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper