Meetings for the further effective development of interregional cooperation, discussion of key areas of bilateral trade, economic, political and diplomatic cooperation were held today by the delegation of Turkmenistan in Tashkent, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan reports.
As previously reported, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers Serdar Berdimuhamedov, who headed the Turkmen delegation, was received by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
The Uzbek leader reaffirmed his country's commitment to strengthening and building up a constructive Turkmen-Uzbek dialogue based on the principles of friendship, good neighborliness and common interests and expressed gratitude to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov for his personal contribution to the development of interstate relations.
During the reception, the focus of the two countries on the intensification of productive relations in priority areas, including the realization of the great potential of trade, economic, transport, cultural and humanitarian partnership, was emphasized.
Also, the Turkmen delegation held a meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sardor Umurzakov, during which they discussed the possibility of increasing the volume and diversification of mutual trade, attracting investments, entering new large-scale projects, strengthening business contacts.
In this regard, the importance of creating a border Turkmen-Uzbek trade zone, agreed upon during the official visit of the President of Turkmenistan to Tashkent on October 4-5, 2021, was emphasized. It was also noted that the priority areas of cooperation between the two states are the transport and energy sectors.
During the Turkmen-Uzbek inter-ministerial consultations held within the framework of the visit to Tashkent, the parties unanimously stated that Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan act as like-minded and responsible partners in the formation of their approaches to the most pressing issues of regional and global development.
The commitment of the two states to constructive interaction within the framework of authoritative international organizations, primarily the UN, was reaffirmed.
During the visit, a meeting was also held at the Ministry of Health of Uzbekistan, at which the possibilities for further cooperation between the two neighboring states in a wide range of areas related to the development of the medical industry, disease prevention and public health protection were discussed.
A tour of the industrial and agricultural exposition of the Tashkent Technopark was organized for the Turkmen delegation, where extensive information was provided on promising high-tech projects in these areas.
The working trip of the government delegation to Uzbekistan was undertaken on behalf of the President of Turkmenistan.