Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, May 1
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov's official visit to Saudi Arabia on May 1-3 will be an important milestone in the history of the inter-state relations, the Turkmen government said April 30.
As part of the upcoming high-level meeting, the leaders of both countries will discuss the issues of the international policy and the prospects for development of cooperation in political, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian spheres.
Turkmenistan and Saudi Arabia established diplomatic relations in 1992. The two countries fruitfully cooperate as part of the UN, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Non-Aligned Movement.
President Berdimuhamedov paid his first foreign visit to Saudi Arabia in April 2007.
Saudi Arabia is interested in the Turkmen market.
"The forthcoming high-level talks will give a new impetus to the bilateral relations and help achieve the most effective measures aimed at further intensification of a constructive political dialogue," Turkmen Dovlet Habarlary state news agency said.
"These measures are also aimed at expanding, diversifying the trade-economic partnership and strengthening of traditional cultural and humanitarian contacts," the agency said.
Special attention will be paid to the promising areas, in particular, such as fuel and energy, trade and economic and transport spheres. Saudi Arabia expresses its full support to the international initiatives put forward by Ashgabat.
A package of documents is expected to be signed in Riyadh following the talks.