AKIPRESS.COM - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov held a meeting with Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany for Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia Matthias Luttenberg on September 29 as part of the working visit of Chairman of the People's Assembly of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to Germany.
The parties discussed a wide range of issues and outlined prospects for bilateral cooperation, the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan noted.
They advocated further expansion of contacts at the highest and governmental levels to develop political and diplomatic relations.
Effective partnerships were noted on international platforms, primarily through the UN. Gratitude was expressed to the German side for supporting the resolutions and international initiatives of Turkmenistan.
The sides also emphasized the importance of the multilateral dialogue between Germany and the countries of Central Asia in the "Central Asia + Germany" format.
The format of inter-Ministry of Foreign Affairs consultations was highlighted as an important tool for intensifying Turkmen-German relations.
Speaking about ways of trade and economic cooperation, the diplomats advocated intensifying the work of the Joint Turkmen-German Group on economic cooperation, holding Economic Days and business forums, as well as strengthening cooperation with the Eastern Committee of the German Economy.
Among the most important areas of partnership were identified the gas chemical industry, green energy, attraction of German technologies and investments in promising areas of the economy of Turkmenistan, agriculture and water management.
The parties also considered intensifying interaction in education, in particular, the expansion of educational programs and teaching the German language in Turkmenistan. The sphere of culture, archeology and museum affairs, as well as healthcare were highlighted as current areas of cooperation.
A Joint Declaration was signed between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany following the negotiations.