AKIPRESS.COM - The Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan and the Foreign Ministry of Finland held negotiations on June 1, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry reported.
The Turkmen delegation was headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Vepa Hajiyiev. The Finnish side was represented by Director General in the Department for Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia of the Foreign Ministry of Finland Maria Elina Liivala. The meeting was also attended by Ambassador of Finland to Turkmenistan Ikka Ryasyanen.
The parties discussed topical issues of developing relations between the two countries in the political, diplomatic, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian fields.
The diplomats expressed the interest of the two countries in further effective cooperation within the framework of international organizations, in particular the UN, the EU and the OSCE.
The sides noted the importance of developing inter-parliamentary cooperation. The significance of the activities of the Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group with the Parliament of Finland, established in May this year, was emphasized.
The parties also spoke in favor of strengthening the legal framework for bilateral cooperation.
In addition, an exchange of views took place regarding the further expansion of trade and economic relations between Turkmenistan and Finland. It was proposed to intensify contacts between the business circles of the two countries.
The diplomats also discussed the possibilities of building up humanitarian cooperation, including educational and scientific contacts.