Tashkent, Uzbekistan, May 20
By Demir Azizov- Trend:
Uzbekistan's extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to Turkmenistan Akmaljon Kuchkarov has presented his credentials to the country's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Turkmen state information agency reported May 20.
During the meeting, the ambassador noted that Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan have long-standing relations of friendship and fruitful partnership. Kuchkarov added also that he will fully contribute to strengthening of the Turkmen-Uzbek relations.
Development of close friendly ties and mutually beneficial cooperation with closest neighbors, including Uzbekistan, advocates the strategic priority of neutral Turkmenistan's foreign policy, said Berdimuhamedov.
The parties also noted the existence of good opportunities to build productive partnerships in trade and economic sphere and in other promising areas. Energy, transportation and communication sectors have been named among the priority vectors of the two countries' partnership.
The largest joint project on the construction of transnational gas pipeline Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-China and participation in the agreement on creation of the international transport transit corridor Central Asia-Middle East are the examples of effective cooperation between the two countries.
Edited by SI