The newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine Viktor Maiko presented his credentials to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov today, the State News Agency of Turkmenistan reports.
During the meeting, a thorough exchange of views took place on the entire spectrum of the multifaceted interstate dialogue, built on a long-term basis from the standpoint of equality and mutual benefit.
As Ukrinform reports referring to the Ukrainian embassy in our country, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed confidence that the appointment of V. Maiko as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Turkmenistan “will become a new impetus for the further development of comprehensive Ukrainian-Turkmen cooperation.”
Noting the existing impressive potential for the steady building up of fruitful interaction, the head of state and the ambassador expressed interest in expanding Ukrainian-Turkmen relations based on the principles of friendship and mutual understanding, and also confirmed their readiness to intensify constructive bilateral dialogue at all levels and in all spheres.
During the meeting, it was emphasized that the political, trade and economic vectors of partnership will remain a priority. The parties will pay special attention to expanding practical business cooperation between representatives of the business circles of the two countries. The prospects of partnership in the cultural, scientific and educational spheres were also noted.
Ambassador V. Maiko, who at one time worked in Turkmenistan for many years, highly appreciated the changes that have taken place in the country, noting that Ashgabat admires with its beauty and magnificent architectural complexes.
Let us remind you that Viktor Maiko previously held the post of Ambassador of Ukraine to Turkmenistan from March 2005 to May 2010. Also, from May 2006 to May 2010 he was the ambassador of Ukraine to Afghanistan concurrently.
In July 2019, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy dismissed Valentin Shevalev from the post of Ambassador of Ukraine to Turkmenistan.
On November 3, 2020, Alexander Goncharov was appointed Charge d'Affaires of Ukraine in Turkmenistan.