President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev will pay a working visit to Turkmenistan today.
According to the press service of the Uzbek head of state, the agenda of talks with President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov “includes issues of further strengthening the Uzbek-Turkmen relations of friendship, good-neighborliness and strategic partnership, expanding multifaceted cooperation and regional interaction.”
The leaders of the two countries will also take part in events dedicated to the memory of the father of the President of Turkmenistan, Malikguly Berdimuhamedov.
The fraternal ties that historically developed between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, based on the principles of good neighborliness and mutual respect, support and mutually beneficial cooperation, have now reached the level of strategic partnership. Evidence of this is the agreement signed in March 2017 in Ashgabat during the first foreign visit of the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev. As a result of this landmark visit, a solid base for further cooperation has been created.
Since then, the heads of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have met six times. So, in May and September 2017, President Shavkat Mirziyoyev paid working visits to Turkmenistan. In April 2018, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov paid a state visit to Uzbekistan, which gave a powerful impetus to the development of bilateral cooperation and regional interaction. In August 2018, the leaders met at the summit of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea in Avaza, and in October 2019 - on the sidelines of the meeting of the Council of CIS Heads of State in Ashgabat.
In November 2019, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov paid a working visit to the Republic of Uzbekistan, during which he took part in a consultative meeting of the heads of state of Central Asia.
Today, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, pursuing a peaceful foreign policy, mutually support each other in the international arena, adhere to consistent cooperation within the United Nations, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea, and other world and regional structures.