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Presidents of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan discuss prospects for developing co-op in all areas


(MENAFN - Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 30

By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev and President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov have discussed prospects for developing cooperation in all areas, Trend reports with reference to Turkmenistan's State News Agency.

The discussions took place during the working visit of the President of Uzbekistan to Turkmenistan.

The parties spoke in favor of further enhancing cooperation in the trade and economic sphere, and also noted the importance of intensifying contacts in the humanitarian sphere.

The sides exchanged views on a number of topical issues on the regional and international agenda of mutual interest.

Turkmen president reaffirmed his commitment to the expansion of relations between the two countries.

The President of Uzbekistan went on a working visit to Turkmenistan on April 29, 2021.

As earlier the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan told Trend, in July 2020, the Interparliamentary Friendship Group of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of Uzbekistan (parliament) for cooperation with the Mejlis of Turkmenistan (parliament) was established.

The first meeting of the inter-parliamentary groups was held on November 30, 2020, via videoconference.

"Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan actively worked to create a regional system of efficient economic and transport corridors in 2020. Effective measures were taken for the unhindered movement of goods and cargo traveling to/or in transit through the territory of the two countries," the ministry stressed.

According to the report, to maintain the growth rate of mutual trade turnover and further enhance bilateral cooperation in 2020, several meetings and negotiations at various levels were held in the format of video conferencing.

The heads of state pay special attention to the importance of effective interaction at the government level to ensure effective control of the spread of coronavirus infection and prevent its negative impact on bilateral relations, noted Uzbek MFA.

"Despite the severe test of the pandemic, the countries managed to maintain the dynamics of Uzbek-Turkmen cooperation in all spheres in 2020," the ministry said.

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