Turkmen – Russian high-level talks are continued in Oguzkhan Presidential Palace Complex. They were started in one-on-one and continued in extended format with participation of official delegations of both countries.
Current visit of the President of Russia to Turkmenistan is seen as important stage of further consolidation and improvement of strategic partnership relations.
Bilateral high-level meetings gives necessary impulses to interstate cooperation and serve as clear targets for definition and fulfilment of current and perspective programmes and plans.
Speaking at the talks, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted special importance of current visit of Russian leader that is occurred on 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Turkmenistan and Russia. This date was marked by number of important events in both countries. The Head of the State expressed the gratitude to Russian partners for the attention paid to the above-mentioned event.
Considerable legal and regulatory base of cooperation has been elaborated between the states. At present day, it consists of 115 interstate, inter-Governmental, and 76 inter-departmental documents. They include various directions what undoubtedly indicates the presence of huge field for joint activity both in traditional and also in new spheres of partnership.
Turkmenistan actively cooperates with Russia in consolidation of regional and international security. The level of bilateral cooperation and coordination of joint measures with Russian side under large international organizations is traditionally high.
Trade and economic, cultural and humanitarian elations are steadily developed. Partnership with constituent regions of Russian Federation like Sankt Petersburg, the Republic of Tatarstan, Astrakhan region and other is expanded in these fields.
Generally, we highly value the content of interstate dialog. There historical traditions of good neighbourhood, respect and trust to each other, understanding of community of long-term targets and interests in their basis.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov made special mention of high level of political and diplomatic relations between Turkmenistan and Russia. Cooperation in this sphere has stable and strategic character. It is distinguished by mutual understanding, similarity or proximity of the approaches to the key issues of world and regional politics.
This is brightly demonstrated by established systematic collaboration of two countries under competent international organizations, first of all, under the UN, OSCE and regional structures. Together with Russia, Turkmenistan steadily stands for protection of strategic stability and assertion of the role of international law as a basis for support of universal peace and security, priority of political and diplomatic measures during settling the conflicts and contradictions resting on the UN Charter.
We highly appreciate the support of neutral foreign policy course of Turkmenistan, our initiatives including in such important directions of international cooperation like energy and transport by Russian Federation. Speaking of this, the Head of the State made special mention of the consistency and principle stand that Russian displays during the discussion of the proposals of Turkmen side in the United Nations, being the co-author of the projects of the General Assembly resolutions proposed by our country and supporting Turkmenistan candidacy in different specialized structures of the UN. In this regard, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed sincere gratitude to his Russian colleague.
In its turn, Turkmenistan also stands as steadfast supporter of many Russian initiatives in the UN. In different years, our country was the co-author of number of projects of the resolutions initiated by Russian side in international anti-corruption sphere, cyber security, non-placing of weapons in outer space and some others. Turkmenistan voted more than once for Russia and its representatives’ candidacy at the elections to the structures or specialized institutions of the UN.
Turkmen – Russian partnership is actual factor of efficient response to the threats and challenges such as international terrorism, drug trafficking and transboundary crime, the Head of the State highlighted, having confirmed the willingness of our country to further joint work with Russia for realization of Global counter terrorism strategy of the UN.
The contacts on the level of foreign ministries are important elements of cooperation in foreign policy sphere. They have regular and systematic character allowing solving arising issues in bilateral relations, coordinating activities of the sides and efficiently responding to the changes in international and regional agenda.
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