Turkmenistan calls for closer cooperation to ensure regional stability, security
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 22
By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:
Turkmenistan, other Central Asian countries and Russia have called for intensifying current trade, economic, transport, logistics and regional cooperation, Trend reports with reference to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
A meeting of the deputy foreign ministers of Central Asian countries and Russia was held on May 21, 2020. The participants discussed the upcoming ministerial meeting of the countries. In this regard, the importance of the joint work between the Central Asian countries and Russia was noted.
The parties highlighted the importance of interaction between these countries to countering the COVID-19 pandemic. Representatives of Turkmenistan stressed the need to develop coordinated actions against the pandemic and noted that necessary measures were taken to prevent the coronavirus outbreak in the country. The measures were taken on the basis of the World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations, the report said.
The importance of interaction and assistance to overcome the socio-economic consequences of the pandemic was underlined.
The Turkmen side also called for regular exchange of the views on regional stability and security and stressed the necessity to strengthen political and diplomatic relations between the countries. The initiatives of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov aimed at quick and full restoration of the transport links between countries and regions and transit corridors as well as at search for new routes were announced, said the ministry.
The issues related to the situation in Afghanistan and on development new approaches to ensure regional stability, security and development were also discussed.
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