Turkmenistan, Turkey discuss impact of COVID-19 on countries’ trade, economic relations
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 8
By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:
Turkmenistan and Turkey discussed the impact of the pandemic situation on trade and economic relations between the countries, Trend reports with reference to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
Political consultations were held between the ministries of Foreign Affairs of the two countries via a videoconference on May 7, 2020.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Vepa Hadjiev and Director of the Main Department for Central Asia and Caucasus of the MFA of Turkey Yonet Can Tezel also participated in the videoconference.
The parties discussed issues related to the pandemic impact on trade and economic relations between the two countries, especially in the field of transportation, to further development of cultural and humanitarian relations and cooperation in fields of science and education.
Parties noted the role of intergovernmental Turkmen-Turkish Commission on Economic Cooperation and the Turkmen-Turkish Business Council in developing bilateral relations. Issues related to cooperation in energy sector and the establishment of transport and transit corridors were also considered.
The parties stressed the need for interaction of countries within the framework of international organizations. It was also said that holding permanent consultations at the state level is an important factor in the development of relations.
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