Vice Premier Serdar Berdimuhamedov has been appointed co-chairman of intergovernmental structures from the Turkmen side for cooperation with Russia and Japan. This was stated by the President of Turkmenistan, having approved the new composition of the Intergovernmental Turkmen-Russian Commission on Economic Cooperation and the Turkmen-Japanese Economic Committee at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers today.
Earlier, as the head of state noted, these positions were held by Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov, who heads about ten intergovernmental commissions working with various states and directions. In this regard, the President of Turkmenistan said that “in order to ensure appropriate conditions for the activities of the head of the domestic foreign policy department,” he decided to appoint Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Serdar Berdimuhamedov from the Turkmen side as co-chairman of the intergovernmental Turkmen-Russian and Turkmen-Japanese structures from the Turkmen side, relieving the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“This will further expand cooperation with Russia and Japan and conduct more concrete and effective work,” the head of Turkmenistan said.
We remind that Serdar Berdimuhamedov was appointed Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the Supreme Control Chamber and a member of the State Security Council of Turkmenistan on February 11, 2021.