Turkmenistan, Palestine mull co-op development
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Nov. 14
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
A meeting was held in Ashgabat between Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, said the Turkmen state news agency Dovlet Habarlary.
Berdimuhamedov expressed confidence that the meeting will initiate a new phase of Turkmenistan-Palestine cooperation, which has been steadily developing since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1992.
“Turkmenistan, which implements its foreign policy based on the principles of positive neutrality, is interested in the development of equitable and friendly relations with all world countries, including the Middle East countries and Palestine in particular,” said the Turkmen president.
Issues concerning cooperation in the economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres, particularly in education and tourism, are on the agenda of the negotiations.
“The two heads of state exchanged views on the prospects of the Turkmenistan-Palestine cooperation, confirming the commitment of the parties to intensifying the political dialogue,” Dovlet Habarlary reported.