Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, May 23
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Ashgabat hosted a meeting with UK’s Permanent Under Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Sir Simon McDonald, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said in a message.
During the meeting, an exchange of views was held on a wide range of issues of international agenda. The sides also discussed issues of further enhancing bilateral cooperation between the two countries. The parties expressed commitment to expanding the political and diplomatic, trade and economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation.
Speaking about cooperation within international organizations, the sides noted the interest in continuing cooperation within the UN, says the message.
Discussing the issues of trade cooperation, the sides noted the role of the Turkmenistan-UK Trade and Industry Council (TUKTIC). The meeting noted the opportunities for expanding cooperation in a number of areas, such as energy and banking sphere, the fields of education and sports.
Moreover, proposals were made to intensify inter-parliamentary cooperation, as well as to develop cooperation in the field of ensuring human rights and freedoms, by sharing experience in this field, according to the message.