AKIPRESS.COM - Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and the US delegation headed by Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs of the US Department of State Donald Lu on November 7, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan reported.
The parties considered the Turkmen-American cooperation, as well as international and regional topics, including the situation in Afghanistan.
The diplomats discussed the effectiveness of the partnership in the "Central Asia - USA" (C5+1) format, and also emphasized the effectiveness of the Turkmen-American political consultations.
The mutual commitment of the parties to the further development of trade and economic ties was confirmed. The parties also noted the importance of intensifying the work of the Turkmen-American Business Council.
Joint activities in the spheres of science, education, healthcare and culture were emphasized.
Attention was also paid to environmental issues, including climate change issues and reduction of methane emissions.
The parties noted the existing potential of bilateral cooperation in the field of healthcare and medical science.
The Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Turkmenistan and the US Government on cooperation in healthcare and medical sciences was signed.