Issues of cooperation in the energy sector, industry, transport and communications, agriculture and culture were on top of the agenda of the meeting between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel.
As the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent reports from Ashgabat quoting the press service of the head of state, the meeting took place at the UN building on September 21.
The Federal Chancellor of Germany confirmed the high interest of Germany's business circles and Europe as a whole to expand their presence in the Turkmen market. In turn, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized the Turkmen side's willingness to strengthen and expand in every possible way effective contacts with Germany, "which is one of the largest long-term partners of Turkmenistan."
Angela Merkel appreciated the speech delivered by the President of Turkmenistan at the 65th session of the UN General Assembly and expressed Germany's support for initiatives of the Turkmen side on the issue of security of energy transit.