Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Nov.25
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Bilateral and regional cooperation issues were discussed during the political consultations between Turkmenistan and Japan, said the message from Turkmen government.
During the consultations, the sides exchanged views on regional issues of mutual interest and expressed commitment to further developing the cooperation within international organizations.
The participants noted that both Turkmenistan and Japan are committed to the principle of peaceful settlement of international conflicts with political and diplomatic methods.
They emphasized the necessity of consolidating the efforts in combating terrorism.
Moreover, during the meeting, the sides pointed out the positive experience in bilateral and regional cooperation within the "Central Asia plus Japan" dialogue and expressed intention to further develop the cooperation within this format.
Japan initiated the format of cooperation with Central Asian countries - "Central Asia plus Japan" dialogue in 2004 in order to increase the efforts on expanding and strengthening close ties with these countries.
The dialogue envisages five main areas of cooperation between Central Asian countries and Japan: political dialogue, intraregional cooperation, promotion of business, intellectual dialogue, cultural and humanitarian dialogue.
Edited by SI