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Turkmenistan|foreign policy|May 20, 2024 / 11:31 AM
Turkmenistan and Japan hold political consultations

AKIPRESS.COM - The Turkmen-Japanese political consultations between the two Ministries of Foreign Affairs were held in Turkmenistan, the Foreign Ministry reports.

The Turkmen side was headed by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Ahmet Gurbanov, the Japanese side by Special Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan for Central Asia Masaki Ikegami.

The parties noted the positive dynamics of the development of Turkmen-Japanese relations in the political-diplomatic, trade-economic, cultural-humanitarian fields. The effectiveness of interparliamentary cooperation was emphasized.

The sides highly appreciated the partnership between the two foreign ministries within the framework of international structures, primarily the UN. They exchanged views on current issues on the regional and international agenda.

An important topic of discussion was the issue of holding the first Summit of the countries of "Central Asia + Japan" Dialogue.

In addition, the parties considered current projects and issues related to cooperation in the trade and economic sphere. Positive experience of cooperation in the oil and gas and gas chemical industries, the fields of electric power, transport was noted. The importance of the Turkmen-Japanese and Japanese-Turkmen Committees on Economic Cooperation was highlighted.

The diplomats discussed the participation of the Turkmen side in the World Exhibition EXPO 2025, which will be held in the Japanese city of Osaka. The National Day of Turkmenistan is scheduled there for April 14, the day after the opening day of the exhibition.

The sides also touched upon key aspects of cultural and humanitarian relations. The effectiveness of contacts in science, education, and medicine was noted.

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