Prospects for expanding cooperation were discussed today by the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Palestine and for Palestinians living abroad Riyad al-Maliki, the official website of the Halk Maslahaty reports.
Conveying heartfelt greetings from President Mahmoud Abbas and an invitation to visit Palestine to the head of the highest representative body of the people's power of Turkmenistan, Riyad al-Maliki noted that he was glad to visit Ashgabat again. He also stressed that his country is interested in strengthening a fruitful dialogue with Turkmenistan.
During the subsequent exchange of views on the prospects for the Turkmen-Palestinian partnership, the Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty and his guest stated with satisfaction that the political and diplomatic cooperation between the states is steadily increasing. The National Leader of the Turkmen people expressed his sincere gratitude to the Palestinian side for supporting creative initiatives put forward by permanently neutral Turkmenistan in the international arena.
Particular emphasis was placed on the availability of wide opportunities for establishing mutually beneficial economic relations aimed at the long term. As emphasized, the expansion of productive trade and economic cooperation and the establishment of direct contacts between businessmen and entrepreneurs of the two countries are seen as a priority. Among the main vectors of interstate cooperation were the petrochemical and textile sectors, agriculture and processing industries, the export of various food products, and digital technologies.
The subject of discussion was also cooperation in the humanitarian sphere, which plays a huge role in bringing the two fraternal peoples closer together. Noting with satisfaction the successful holding of the Days of Culture, the meeting of Turkmen and Palestinian scientists and other events, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Riyad al-Maliki noted the importance of deepening partnership in the field of culture, in the scientific and educational sphere and in the field of art and creativity.