The President of Turkmenistan and the OBSE General Secretary discuss actual issues of cooperation

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov met with General Secretary of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Lamberto Zannier who arrived to Turkmen capital for participation in Global Conference for Sustainable Transport System held under the UN aegis.

Having warmly welcomed the guest, the Head of the State thanked him for personal participation in forthcoming international forum, which agenda includes broad soectrum of issues related to such important sphere as transport communications.

President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that consolidation of constructive cooperation with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe is important priority of foreign policy strategy of Turkmenistan, which is based on the principles of positive neutrality, peace-loving and broad international partnership. Having expressed the delight of high level of productive dialog established with the OSCE, the Leader of the Nation confirmed the willingness of our country to improve traditional cooperation, which has big potential.

Having expressed sincere gratitude to the Head of the State for warm welcome and opportunity to discuss actual issues of cooperation in private, the Head of the OSCE highlighted true interest of his international organization to continue expansion of efficient partnership with Turkmenistan, which meets the purposes of universal prosperity and sustainable development. Having noted huge importance of the initiatives of Turkmen Leader, which are aimed at formation of ramified combined system of transport communications and found support of the world community, the guest expressed the confidence that the forum in Ashgabat would be important measure in efficient solution of actual issues of modern world development.

Share of opinions on broad spectrum of issues, related to prospects of further development of long-term partner relations between Turkmenistan and the OSCE. Was held during the conversation. It was mentioned that this cooperation, based on mutual initiatives and practical measures for their realization, is a sample of successful consolidation of efforts in international arena. Formation of new international transport routes at the Eurasian continent became the subject of special attention, what was dictated by the character of globalization of the world economy. In this relation, it was highlighted that investment to development of transport sphere is an important factor of geopolitics, strong integration resource, which opens large economic perspectives for the countries and regions.

Provision of energy security as important factor of general sustainable development and regulation of the situation in Afghanistan, in which economic revival our country makes considerable contribution for all these years, were named among priority aspects of cooperation.

In this relation, large infrastructural international projects realized by Turkmenistan, which promise economic benefits not only to participants of these large-scale projects but to all countries of the region, have special meaning.

Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper