The talks were held at the highest level – President of Turkmenistan
“During the talks, we discussed the state and prospects of our bilateral relations, where we considered the whole aspect of our relations. This concerns international politics, trade, economic and cultural-humanitarian ties. If we talk about international politics, we once again stress that we have a single worldview, where in many ways we are similar. In other words, these are issues related to stability and security, not only in the region but throughout the world. I want to emphasize that all the initiatives that are being put forward on the international scene by Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan against the backdrop of mutual respect are supported. Here, I would like to give the role of our preventive diplomacy to the United Nations for the countries of Central Asia. Considering our international issues, of course, we are in solidarity, that the issue of stability and security plays an important role not only in the region but throughout the world”, G. Berdimuhamedov said.
The Turkmen leader noted that important issues of a regional nature were also discussed.
“Today we’ve considered our general issues of a regional nature, like the question of the Caspian Sea. Our interpretation has been and remains that the Caspian Sea is a sea of peace, a sea of good neighborliness, where we agreed that we should place great emphasis on environmental issues, the content of the biosphere and flora of the Caspian Sea. We have also considered the issue of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea. I want to note that on the part of those countries that are participants in this fund, many issues were considered. We have drawn up a certain concept, it has been approved and, according to this concept, we will continue to implement these issues step-by-step”, G. Berdimuhamedov said.
Also, the President of Turkmenistan noted that during the talks the sides considered trade and economic issues, water issues and SME issues. He also said that an important role was played by the intergovernmental commission on economic, scientific, technical, cultural and humanitarian spheres, where they developed the issue related to the transport energy.
“Energy and transport in the future will play an important role not only for our states, but also for the regions”, the high guest said.
In conclusion, the President of Turkmenistan wished the young people of Kazakhstan to study at the higher educational institutions of Turkmenistan. He also said that Turkmenistan would like to learn from Kazakhstan’s experience in holding the forthcoming V Asian Olympic Games and thanked Head of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev in holding the meeting at a high level.
“Science, its achievements, innovations, applied research are of great importance. Today we paid much attention to this and gave this issue a move. We are grateful. And today we have signed a very solid package of documents. The issues of delimitation, democratization are very important issues. In the future, they give an incentive to strengthen the bonds of our friendship. And for us the most important agreement on strategic partnership. We are in fact strategic partners and will continue to conduct our partnership on this basis. Negotiations were very constructive, and they were held at a high level”, G. Berdimuhamedov concluded.
Source: Kazakhstan 2050