President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Turkmenistan, Yerkebulan Sapiev, who presented the head of state with credentials.
Expressing appreciation for the time taken, the diplomat conveyed heartfelt greetings to the Turkmen leader from President Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev and from the first head of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev. Stressing that it is a great honor for him to represent his country in Turkmenistan, the ambassador noted that the two states have long been linked by relations of friendship and brotherhood.
Taking this opportunity, Yerkebulan Sapiev congratulated the head of state on the 28th anniversary of independence of Turkmenistan, wishing him happiness and prosperity, and prosperity to the people of the country.
Having conveyed warm greetings to the top leadership of Kazakhstan and Nursultan Nazarbayev, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov congratulated the diplomat on his appointment to a responsible post and wished him success in his work.
During the meeting, an exchange of views on the prospects of interstate relations took place. At the same time, it was emphasized that our countries are important strategic partners, as evidenced by the solid regulatory framework of bilateral relations, as well as the active work of the joint Intergovernmental Commission.
As examples of effective interaction, the implemented large infrastructure projects that meet both mutual and the interests of the entire region were named. In particular, the importance of the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway, which is an important component of the transport artery of the North-South international corridor, was emphasized.
In a number of promising areas of partnership, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the Ambassador of Kazakhstan identified the trade and economic sphere, the transport and communications sector, energy and a number of others.
The subject of discussion was also the topic of ecology, which is one of the relevant vectors of interstate cooperation. Particular emphasis was placed on the importance of putting together efforts to resolve Caspian issues taking into account the outcome of the forum, initiated by the Turkmen leader and successfully held in August this year.
In this regard, the Kazakh diplomat emphasized the great importance of the recently adopted by the United Nations the Final Statement of the Caspian Economic Forum as an official document of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly.
Continuing the theme, Yerkebulan Sapiev noted the constructiveness of the initiatives put forward by President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, aimed at ensuring universal peace, security and prosperity.
Speaking about the importance of the Resolution 2021 is the International Year of Peace and Confidence adopted by the UN General Assembly on the proposal of Turkmenistan, the ambassador emphasized that this document is a clear confirmation of the international recognition of the effectiveness of the Turkmen leader's foreign policy strategy.
Thanking the Government of Kazakhstan for the full support of the initiatives of Turkmenistan, the head of state noted with satisfaction the coincidence of the approaches of the two states on key issues of the regional and global agenda.
One of the important vectors of partnership was called the humanitarian sphere. In this regard, the Turkmen leader and the ambassador of Kazakhstan spoke out for expanding cooperation in the scientific and educational sphere, in the field of healthcare, culture, sports and tourism, emphasizing the importance of organizing joint creative events and implementing various projects. The discussion also focused on strengthening inter-parliamentary ties.
At the end of the meeting, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Kazakhstan to Turkmenistan Yerkebulan Sapiev assured President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov that he would contribute in every way to the ongoing development of interstate dialogue.
Source: EMBASSY OF TURKMENISTAN REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN TASHKENT