Today, the Turkmen-Finnish inter-ministerial consultations were held in the format of a videoconference. The Turkmen delegation at the talks was led by Deputy Minister Vepa Hajiyev. The Finnish side was represented by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Turkmenistan (with residence in Helsinki) Maria Elina Liivala and representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
According to the Turkmen Foreign Ministry, the diplomats noted the fruitful nature of cooperation through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and also reaffirmed the disposition for further effective interaction within the framework of international organizations, primarily the UN.
The parties spoke in favor of strengthening the juridical base of bilateral cooperation, expressing interest in developing relations in the political-diplomatic, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian fields. In this regard, the possibilities of organizing visits at the highest and high levels this year were considered, as well as the prospects for cooperation in the humanitarian field, including educational and scientific contacts.
During the talks, regional issues were also discussed, including the situation in Afghanistan. The Turkmen side reaffirmed that there is no alternative to political and diplomatic methods in achieving peace in the neighboring country.