Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, September 19 / Trend, H. Hasanov /
The President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Vyaynyame Niyniste said that Turkmenistan tends to ensure constructive and friendly relations between the two countries, a released message said.
'Sincerely keen to ensure the development and strengthening of constructive and friendly relations between our countries I have decided to accredit Niklas Lindkvist as Ambassador of the Finland Republic to Turkmenistan', the letter said.
Chairman of the Majlis (Parliament) of Turkmenistan Akja Nurberdieva received credentials from Lindkvist and discussed cooperation issues with him. Trade, agriculture, tourism, education and antiparliamentary relations were mentioned as priority spheres.
Turkmenistan has intensified its interest in cooperation with Scandinavian countries in recent years. In particular, State Statistics Committee published a message earlier which said that Finland's economic experience is of special interest to Turkmenistan which gradually moves towards market relations.
'Innovation guaranteed Finland's competitiveness at an international level. Today, the innovative orientation is the main constituent of the country's economy. Finland with a five million population has a higher educational system including 20 universities and 28 higher vocational schools', the article said.
Turkmenistan's State Statistics Committee stressed that the local economy is also to be based on the similar principles. In addition, during the transition of secondary comprehensive schools to a 12-years form of education, Finland's experience was also being studied. The country demonstrates the highest results of a number of states where international research was conducted to assess the quality of student achievement.