Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, May 2
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman of Saudi Arabia and President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held official talks in Riyadh on May 1, the Turkmen government said in a message May 2.
The talks took place within the framework of the Turkmen president's visit to Saudi Arabia May 1-3, according to the message.
They also attended the signing of nine agreements and memorandums of cooperation between the two countries.
King Salman welcomed the Turkmen leader and said that the president's visit comes as a sign of enhancing relations between the two countries in all fields, particularly commerce and investment; tourism; oil, gas and energy; agriculture and livestock, and combating terrorism and extremism.
Salman expressed confidence that cooperation between the Kingdom and Turkmenistan would enhance in all fields, forging a durable partnership to best serve the interests of the two peoples.
For his part, the Turkmen president thanked the Saudi monarch for the warm welcome and generous hospitality accorded to him and the delegation accompanying him. He confirmed the firmness of bilateral relations between the two countries characterized by fruitful cooperation in all fields, including commerce and economy.
The two sides discussed various aspects of cooperation and reviewed the latest developments in regional and international arenas.
The two leaders later witnessed the signing of nine agreements, memorandums of understanding and cooperation programs between the governments of Saudi Arabia and Turkmenistan.
An agreement on cooperation in the security field, a memorandum of understanding in the field of sports, an agreement on avoiding dual taxation, a memorandum on financing of projects in Turkmenistan between the government of Turkmenistan and the Saudi Development Fund (SDF) were signed.
A memorandum in the field of commerce and industry, a memorandum on political consultations, a memorandum of cooperation in scientific and educational fields, an agreement on air services, as well as cooperation program between Prince Saud Al-Faisal Institute for Diplomatic Studies at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the International Relations Institute under Turkmenistan's Foreign Ministry were signed as well.