Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Nov. 13
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
A meeting with the delegation of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), headed by the Secretary-General, Mukhisa Kituyi was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said in a message Nov. 13.
During the meeting, the Turkmen side stressed that cooperation with the UN and its specialized agencies remains an important direction for the country's foreign policy. It was noted the importance of Turkmenistan's cooperation with UNCTAD in the light of the exploration the possibilities of starting the process of accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
It was noted that with the support of the President of Turkmenistan, special government commission was established in the country to study this issue.
At the end of the meeting, the “Memorandum of Cooperation between the Government of Turkmenistan and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development on priority areas of cooperation” was signed.
The document outlined three main vectors of cooperation, namely: investment promotion; modernization of customs, transport and logistics; Facilitating the study of the question of accession to the WTO.