Ashgabat, Moscow sign ministerial cooperation program
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, April 12 / Trend, H. Hasanov /
A cooperation program for 2012 was signed between foreign ministries of Turkmenistan and Russia, the Turkmen government said on Thursday.
Fulfillment of this program will promote further progressive development of constructive intergovernmental dialogue at the multilevel platform.
This topic was discussed during Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov's meeting with Secretary of State - Deputy Foreign Minister of Russia Grigory Karasin.
During the conversation, it was noted that "today Turkmenistan and Russia efficiently cooperate in addressing urgent issues of the contemporary global development".
The countries closely cooperate within regional and major international organizations and agencies, including in the CIS, which is chaired by Turkmenistan this year.
Karasin said the constructive policy of Ashgabat "has gained high international authority and was accepted by all members of the international community, including Russia, which sees neutral Turkmenistan as a reliable, time-tested partner, to which a key role is assigned in ensuring peace and stability in Central Asia taking into account universally recognized status of peacemaker country.
During the period of aggravated situation in neighboring Afghanistan, Turkmenistan has provided transportation corridor only for humanitarian goods, and recently proposed to hold inter-Afghan peace talks in Ashgabat under the auspices of the UN.
In 2007, the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia was opened in Ashgabat.