Vice Prime Minister, Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov met with the Deputy Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Zhang Xianchen, who arrived in Ashgabat on a working visit.
During the meeting, it was noted that in recent years, relations between Turkmenistan and the WTO have noticeably intensified, and in February of this year, the Turkmen side officially applied to join the organization. The head of the Turkmen Foreign Ministry expressed gratitude to the WTO member countries for supporting Ashgabat's application.
R. Meredov also stressed that the growing trends of economic globalization in the modern world, especially after the pandemic situation, set the task for Turkmenistan to more intensively integrate into the system of international trade and economic relations.
In this regard, the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan informed the Deputy Director General of the organization about the preparatory work being carried out in the country for joining the WTO, which includes the improvement of national legislation and foreign trade procedures.