Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov met with the European Union Special Representative for Central Asia, Ambassador Teri Hakala, who arrived in Ashgabat to participate in the International Conference “Politics of Peace and Trust - the Basis of International Security, Stability and Development”. This was reported on the website of the Turkmen Foreign Ministry.
During the conversation, they noted the need for further development of the political-diplomatic, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian partnership of Turkmenistan with the EU, emphasized the effectiveness of the existing bilateral mechanisms of interaction.
The parties noted the good practical result of the implementation of regional projects in the areas of security, sustainable development and humanitarian cooperation. The fight against cybercrime, measures to strengthen information and biological security are highlighted as promising areas of interaction.
Recall that bilateral mechanisms of interaction between Turkmenistan and the EU include the actions of the Joint Committee “European Union – Turkmenistan”, the Interparliamentary Dialogue, the Dialogue on Human Rights, Consultative meetings between foreign ministries and on certain issues of cooperation, as well as cooperation in the format “European Union - Central Asia”.