Turkmenistan, Belarus sign co-op program between foreign ministries

Business Materials 27 January 2021 14:58 (UTC +04:00)

BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 27

By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:

Turkmenistan and Belarus signed the “Programme of Cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus for 2021-2022”, Trend reports with reference to Turkmenistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The signing took place during the inter-ministerial consultations of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Makei.

The parties discussed issues of bilateral cooperation in the political and diplomatic, trade and economic, cultural and humanitarian fields.

The sides stressed the importance of the Intergovernmental Turkmen-Belarusian Commission for Economic Cooperation. In this context, the role of trading houses of Turkmenistan and Belarus, whose work is aimed at increasing and expanding the range of Turkmen and Belarusian goods in the markets of the two countries, was also highlighted.

The ministers expressed satisfaction with the results of cooperation in regional and international structures, the UN, OSCE, CIS and others. In particular, the interaction within the CIS was emphasized.

The parties also reviewed the state of the legal framework of bilateral relations and exchanged views on its improvement.

The ministers paid special attention to cultural and humanitarian cooperation, the main component of which is education.

Previously, Turkmenistan and Belarus assessed the level of cooperation within the framework of the current cooperation program between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and exchanged views on the future program from 2021 through 2022.

Trade and economic relations, including the possibility of increasing trade turnover between the two countries, were also discussed earlier.

Turkmenistan and Belarus cooperate in a number of areas. In particular, import-export operations between countries are constantly being implemented, especially within the framework of the Eurasian Economic Commission.

The countries also cooperate in the transport sector. In particular, the Belavia Airlines of Belarus, which previously suspended flights to Turkmenistan due to the pandemic, said that it is ready to resume flights on the Minsk-Ashgabat-Minsk route at any time and confirmed its readiness to colleagues from Turkmenistan.

Thus, air traffic will be restored immediately after receiving permission from the aviation authorities of Turkmenistan.

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