On December 2, 2019, the 5th Inter-Parliamentary Meeting of Turkmenistan-EU was held in Brussels, in which a representative delegation of the Mejlis of Turkmenistan took part.

The chair of the European Parliament delegation, F. Martusciello, and the members of the Turkmen delegation attended the IPM working session. The parties considered the current state and prospects for the development of multilateral partnership of the parties in the framework of priority projects and strategies. The improvement of the national legislative system, the interpretation of modern global positive changes in parliamentary activity and the achievement of its coordinated implementation at the national level were especially discussed during constructive discussions.

During the meeting, the parties discussed issues of economic and social reforms, the comprehensive development of interaction in the field of civil society and human rights.

Special focus was made on the goals and objectives of the updated EU Strategy for Central Asia. Security at the regional level, the situation in Afghanistan, the fight against terrorism and extremism in all its manifestations, and the fight against drug trafficking have become a separate topic of discussion.

The parties also considered environmental policy issues, including regional infrastructure projects in the field of energy and transport.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Turkmenistan