POLITICAL CONSULTATIONS BETWEEN THE EXTERNAL POLICY AGENCIES OF TURKMENISTAN AND KYRGYZ REPUBLIC WERE HELD IN ASHGABAT
On the 28th of May, 2019, political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and Kyrgyz Republic were held the premises of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan. The delegation of Kyrgyz side was headed by the Director of the first Political Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic R.M. Biybosunov who has arrived to Ashgabat on a working visit.
In the beginning of the meeting, the parties exchanged greetings and discussed the current state of Turkmen-Kyrgyz relations. The parties underlined the importance of activating the contacts on high governmental level, including the necessity of widening the inter-parliamentary ties.
Also, during the negotiations the priority spheres of Turkmen diplomacy were noted which include water, transport and energy diplomacy. In this regard, the issues of cooperation between the two countries in the framework of reputable international organizations, particularly the United Nations were discussed. Also, the preparedness of Kyrgyz side to hold negotiations on the reformation of the International Fund of Saving the Aral Sea was considered.
The parties discussed the prospects of trade and economic potential, as well as the possibilities of widening the contacts between the business circles of two countries and holding regular business forums.