AKIPRESS.COM - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov on July 5 held talks with Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs of the UK Leo Docherty, who arrived in Ashgabat on a working visit, the Foreign Ministry reported.
The parties discussed topical issues on the bilateral agenda, covering a wide range of political, diplomatic, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian areas.
Meredov emphasized the effective development of the Turkmen-British cooperation. He noted that the participation of President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov at the coronation ceremony of King Charles III in May this year was an important event in strengthening interstate ties.
The sides expressed readiness for further partnership on the development of trade and economic cooperation, energy, climate change, agriculture and water management.
The Turkmen side noted the important role of parliamentary diplomacy and proposed to intensify inter-parliamentary relations.
The diplomats also confirmed the positive cooperation in the field of culture, archeology, education, in the field of learning English in Turkmenistan.
The Protocol of Intentions between the foreign ministries of Turkmenistan and Great Britain was signed following the consultations.