Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Feb. 4
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov has received the newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Azerbaijan to Turkmenistan Hasan Zeynalov, the message of the Turkmen government said Feb. 4.
The diplomat presented his credentials to the Turkmen head of state, according to the message.
Turkmen President Berdimuhammadov emphasized special importance attached by the country to strengthening of the Turkmen-Azerbaijani interstate relations, the basis of which are inviolable traditions of friendship and principles of mutually beneficial cooperation.
In addition, the Turkmen president expressed his gratitude to the Azerbaijani side for its support for international initiatives put forward by independent neutral Turkmenistan from the rostrum of high global forums, which are aimed in particular on the formation of new architecture of global security, transformation of Central Asia and the Caspian region into an area of peace, stability and sustainable development.
The sides noted the presence of solid potential for progressive expansion of trade and economic relations, intensification of productive business contacts in the field of energy security, creation of transit and transport corridors.
In this context it was noted that the geographical position of the two neighboring countries linked with the route of the Great Silk Road since ancient times creates favorable conditions for effective combining of efforts in implementation of new projects on formation of transcontinental communication corridors, which ensure optimally profitable land and sea cargo transportation routes and their integration into the international logistics infrastructure.
The sides noted the important role of the intergovernmental Turkmen-Azerbaijani commission for trade and economic cooperation, as well as of holding regular ministerial consultations aimed at the comprehensive strengthening of the constructive dialogue.
During the conversation, the Turkmen president and the ambassador of Azerbaijan spoke in favor of intensifying partnership in the fields of education, science, culture and arts, sports and tourism, continuation of holding the Days of culture, as well as other activities that contribute to strengthening of friendship between the two peoples, as well as further mutual enrichment of cultures.