AKIPRESS.COM - A delegation led by Chairwoman of the Parliament of Turkmenistan D. Gulmanova paid a working visit to the Republic of Korea on September 17-19. The purpose of the visit is to participate in the First Meeting of Speakers of Parliaments "Central Asia - Republic of Korea", the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan said.
D. Gulmanova met with head of the Korea-Turkmenistan Interparliamentary Friendship Group Lee Dal-Gon at Incheon International Airport on September 17. During the meeting, the parties discussed issues related to the development of interparliamentary relations and cooperation between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Korea.
A meeting was held in a narrow format between the Chairwoman of the Parliament of Turkmenistan and Chairman of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea Kim Jin-pyo on September 18. D. Gulmanova conveyed greetings from President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and Chairman of the People's Assembly Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
The sides noted the positive dynamics in the development of interparliamentary dialogue between the two countries.
The delegation of Turkmenistan, under the leadership of the Chairwoman of the Parliament, took part in the first Turkmen-Korean inter-parliamentary consultations.
The sides had a detailed exchange of views on the current agenda of bilateral cooperation. They emphasized that this event would serve as an effective platform for the expansion and development of inter-parliamentary partnership. The important role of the Turkmen-Korean friendship groups acting in the parliaments of the two countries was noted.
The special role of interparliamentary dialogue in the further development and strengthening of bilateral relations was also noted. The trade and economic sphere, oil and gas, petrochemical and transport sectors, the cultural and humanitarian dimension, including the field of medicine, education, in particular, the study of the Korean language in Turkmenistan, were identified as promising areas.
Particular attention was paid to the prospects for the participation of Korean companies in the implementation of industrial projects in Arkadag city.
In addition, the parties discussed a number of issues on the agenda of the first meeting of the heads of parliaments of Central Asia and the Republic of Korea on September 19.
A meeting was held between the head of the Parliament of Turkmenistan and Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea Han Duck-soo. D. Gulmanova conveyed greetings from the President of Turkmenistan and Chairman of the People's Assembly.
During the negotiations, the sides discussed current issues of bilateral cooperation, and exchanged views on the prospects for further interaction between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Korea.
While discussing aspects of further development of trade and economic relations, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea expressed the desire of leading Korean companies to participate in the implementation of oil, gas and petrochemical projects in Turkmenistan.
It was emphasized that the progressive development of the interparliamentary dialogue established between two countries is one of the priority aspects of interaction.