Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, March 6
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and his Uzbek counterpart Shavkat Mirziyoyev have demonstrated the similarity of approaches to ensuring stability in the region during their negotiations in Ashgabat, the Turkmen Dovlet Habarlary state news service reported.
This is Mirziyoyev’s first official visit abroad as the Uzbek president. During the statements for the press, the two presidents noted that during the negotiations, special attention was paid to the issues of strengthening peace, stability and security.
The report also says that the two sides agreed to closely cooperate in bilateral format within international organizations in addressing such issues as the fight against international terrorism, extremism, transnational organized crime, drug trafficking.
The parties also noted the similarity of approaches to the Afghan problem. The sides concurred that the settlement in the neighboring country is possible only by peaceful, political means based on a wide nationwide dialogue.
“Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan support the provision of active international support for the Afghan government, assistance in Afghanistan’s integration to regional and international economic processes,” says the report.