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MBZ, Turkmen Prez hold talks, ink key deals

Sheikh Mohamed and President Berdimuhamedow also exchanged views on several regional and international issues of mutual concern…reports Asian Lite News

President Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and President Serdar Berdimuhamedow of Turkmenistan have discussed the deep-rooted ties between the two nations and explored opportunities for boosting collaboration.

Sheikh Mohamed received President Berdimuhamedow at Qasr Al Watan in Abu Dhabi and expressed his wishes that their meeting would accelerate joint cooperation for the benefit of the UAE and Turkmenistan.

Berdimuhamedow’s visit to the UAE is his first since being elected President of Turkmenistan.

The two leaders discussed the existing bilateral ties between the two countries, including in the areas of investment, development and the economy, and expressed a shared interest in expanding relations further.

Sheikh Mohamed and President Berdimuhamedow also exchanged views on several regional and international issues of mutual concern.

The meeting witnessed the announcement of a number of Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) and cooperation agreements between the two countries, which included a cooperation agreement between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and its counterpart in Turkmenistan for 2023-2024; an agreement between the two governments in the area of customs affairs; an MoU in the agricultural and food security sector between the Ministry of Climate Change and the Environment, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Environmental Protection in Turkmenistan; and another in the field of cybersecurity, as well as an MoU between the Anwar Gargash Diplomatic Academy and the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.

The agreements also included an MoU in education between the Ministry of Education and its counterpart in Turkmenistan; an MoU in exchanging information to combat terrorist financing; an MoU between the Ministry of Finance and its counterpart, the Ministry of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan, on financial and technical issues; and another between the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and the Government of Turkmenistan.

The two sides welcomed the announcement of the MoUs and agreements aimed at promoting partnerships in various key areas to support sustainable development and progress.

Earlier, Turkmen President also met with UAE Vice President and Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The two leaders discussed the progress of bilateral relations and ways to enhance cooperation in various fields, especially trade and tourism, state news agency WAM reported.

The meeting also explored the potential for expanding mutual investment and increasing engagement between the private sectors of both countries.

The two leaders stressed the importance of reinforcing international efforts to boost global security and stability, and promote peaceful coexistence.

They also called on the international community to foster constructive cooperation to overcome common challenges and shape a better future for humanity.

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