BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 21
By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:
Turkmenistan and Switzerland have discussed the need to expand trade and economic cooperation by creating new collaborative mechanisms, Trend reports with reference to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
The consultations were held via videoconference between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and Switzerland on May 20, 2020. The Turkmen side was headed by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Vepa Hajiev, while the Swiss delegation was led by Ambassador Anna Ifkovits Horner, deputy head of the Europe, Central Asia, council of Europe, OSCE Division in the Directorate of Political Affairs in Bern and the head of the same division.
Issues related to the further development of bilateral relations, in particular cooperation within the framework of international organizations such as the United Nations (UN), European Union (EU), The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) and others were touched upon.
The participants of the consultations also discussed issues of cooperation in the field of energy and water management.
The sides exchanged views on joint actions to counter challenges of our days, especially in the international transport sphere. In this regard, Turkmenistan takes the initiative to consider issues related to ensuring reliable international transport in emergency situations.
Turkmenistan established diplomatic relations with Switzerland on May 8, 1992. An Intergovernmental agreement on investment promotion and mutual protection was signed in 2008.
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