After signing of bilateral documents, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev spoke to the mass media on the outcomes of the talks.
The Sides highly appreciated the results of the negotiations, achieved agreements and signed bilateral documents. In particular, commenting the outcomes of the high-level meeting, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted mutual endeavour of the sides to consolidation of general stability and security, establishment of the climate of trust and understanding in the Central Asia and neighbouring countries.
It was mentioned that close partnership between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan objectively serves as a key component of this process. Both countries invariably stands for strong and efficient mechanisms which are able to provide peaceful and stable development of the Central Asia.
In this context, special attention was paid to the situation in Afghanistan. Having similar approaches to solution of the Afghan range of problems, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan consider that regulation in the neighbouring country can be achieved only by peaceful political measures based on broad all-national dialog under active use of peace-making potential of international community, first of all of the UN. Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan also stands for international support to the Government of Afghanistan, assistance to the country's integration to the regional and international economic processes including in such vitally important spheres as energy and transport. It was highlighted that training of qualified national personnel in different areas of economy and social sphere is a necessary aspect of the support of Afghan people.
It was informed to the mass media that the development of trade and economic cooperation between two neighbouring countries was one of the main subjects of the negotiations. The sides were common in the opinion on the necessity of improvement of cooperation in economy, trade and investments in accordance with existing industrial and infrastructural potential of both countries, entering new perspective directions.
The willingness of both states to increment and diversification of mutual trade turnover, activation of investment policy for entering joint large-scale projects in industrial cooperation, service sphere, agricultural complex and in line with business communities of the countries was confirmed. Energy and transport were named as strategy directions of Turkmen � Uzbek cooperation. At the same time, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan shares common vision of the configuration of energy and transport routes in Eurasia.
Turkmenistan � China gas line as well as railroad and automobile bridges across the Amudarya River are good example. With regards to diversification of energy and transport routes, there are opportunities for further realization of potentials of two countries under new joint projects.
During the talks, the sides agreed on further assistance and promotion of broad cultural, humanitarian, scientific, educational and sport relations between two countries.
Generally, the Heads of the State highly evaluated the meeting, which resulted in signing of number of important documents on cooperation in different spheres.
The outcomes of the visit demonstrated that interstate partnership has long-term, strategic direction, it is not affected by external conjuncture and is aimed at steadfast creative development for the sake of our nations.
Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper