Today, President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov received Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan Bakhtiyor Saidov, who arrived in Ashgabat to hold inter-MFA consultations, the Watan news program of the Turkmen television reported.
During the meeting, the strategic nature of the Turkmen-Uzbek partnership, which in recent years has reached a qualitatively new stage of development, was emphasized.
It was noted that Turkmenistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan interact constructively in the international arena, having close or similar positions on regional and global issues, primarily related to ensuring global peace and security, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
In the context of the multifaceted Turkmen-Uzbek partnership, a special place is given to the trade and economic sphere. In this regard, the positive dynamics of bilateral trade, interaction in the fuel and energy, transport and logistics, agricultural sectors, as well as in other areas, was noted.
Along with this, the progressive nature is inherent in traditional contacts in the cultural, scientific, educational fields, which is a kind of bridge for further rapprochement between the two fraternal peoples. An important component of Turkmen-Uzbek relations is also inter-parliamentary cooperation.
In this regard, it was noted that the bilateral consultations between the foreign ministries planned during the current visit to Ashgabat of the acting head of the Uzbek Foreign Ministry would provide a good opportunity to exchange views on priority issues of interstate dialogue, topical aspects of the regional and international agenda. This will also serve to further strengthen fruitful cooperation across its entire spectrum.