President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in held talks at the Oguzhan Palace Complex.
The talks continued with the participation of the official delegations of the two countries.
As was noted, this is the first visit of Moon Jae-in to Turkmenistan as the head of the Republic of Korea, which gives this meeting a special character.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized that bilateral relations between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Korea had been actively developing in recent years in a wide range of areas. This is facilitated by a systematic political dialogue established between our countries at the highest and high levels. It allows building up interstate relations for the future, coordinating approaches on key issues of international and regional policy, identifying the main vectors of interaction, making long-term plans for cooperation in the economy, trade, investment, cultural and humanitarian areas.
The importance of developing Turkmen-Korean inter-parliamentary relations and regular contacts between foreign ministries was also noted.
President Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov underlined that cooperation in the international arena was built based on the coincidence or similarity of our countries' positions on major issues of world politics.
Turkmenistan and the Republic of Korea work together on practical solutions to such issues as non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and disarmament, the fight against terrorism, drug trafficking and other types of cross-border crime.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov reaffirmed the position of the Turkmen side on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
As emphasized, Turkmenistan, as a state with an internationally recognized status of permanent neutrality, is pursuing a course towards the practical implementation of the fundamental principles and norms of the UN Charter, aimed at maintaining peace and ensuring international security.
In this regard, our country has always advocated the peaceful settlement of all issues on the Korean Peninsula through dialogue and consultation.