A MEETING WITH THE DELEGATION OF IRELAND WAS HELD AT THE MFA OF TURKMENISTAN
On July 4, 2019, a meeting was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan with the delegation of Ireland headed by the Special Envoy of the Prime Minister of Ireland, Ambassador David Donoghue, who arrived in Ashgabat on a working visit.
At the beginning of the meeting, the parties expressed their commitment to the development of multilateral relations between the two countries. Noting with satisfaction the good level of cooperation at international platforms, the sides discussed the issue of promoting the candidacy of Ireland in the upcoming elections to the UN Security Council for the period of 2021-2022.
During the meeting, the parties also noted the important role of interstate visits, particularly the exchange of high-ranking delegations. In this regard, the possibility of holding the first political consultations between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the two countries at the end of 2019 or in 2020, as well as organizing the exchange of visits by parliamentarians of the two countries to enhance the inter-parliamentary cooperation was discussed.
The delegation of Ireland highlighted the need to intensify contacts between the foreign affairs agencies of the two countries, as well as the development of joint economic projects. The possibility of preparing a package of draft documents in various fields was proposed for consideration.
In addition, in order to increase the level of trade and economic relations, the parties proposed to organize contacts between businessmen of the two countries by organizing visits of Irish businessmen and holding a business forum.
At the end of the meeting, the sides exchanged views on holding the Days of Culture, exhibitions and other cultural events in two countries.