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Foreign Ministers of Turkmenistan and Tajikistan held talks in Tashkent


A set of issues of strategic partnership, including the schedule of upcoming meetings at the highest and high levels, was discussed in Tashkent by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov with his Tajik counterpart Sirojiddin Muhriddin, reports the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan.

The meeting was held on the sidelines of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), held in the Uzbek capital on January 24. The meeting was attended by the heads of the foreign ministries of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Türkiye, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, heads of regional organizations, as well as specialized agencies, regional institutions and affiliated bodies of the ECO.

The meeting participants discussed a wide range of issues of enhancing regional cooperation in the areas of trade, investment, “green” economy, digitalization, energy, food security, ecology, agriculture and transport. Also, proposals were considered for the further development of trade and economic ties, the search for new ways of economic growth in the ECO space.

Within the framework of the meeting, the Council approved the work program and calendar of events of the ECO for 2023, reports on the activities of the Secretariat and specialized bodies of the ECO were adopted, recommendations were developed on the project activities of the Organization, the budget for 2023 was approved, and the results of the chairmanship of Uzbekistan in the ECO were summed up.

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