05.04.13 10:46

Turkmen and Russian foreign ministries sign program of cooperation for 2013 in Ashgabat

A program of cooperation for 2013 between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation was signed in Ashgabat. As the Turkmenistan.ru correspondent reports from Ashgabat, the signing ceremony took place following the talks between the delegations of the two countries at the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan.  The delegation of the Russian Federation was headed by Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

During the talks, the sides discussed issues related to the further development of constructive Turkmen-Russian political dialogue, prospects for expanding mutually beneficial bilateral economic, humanitarian and cultural relations, including in the framework of enhanced cooperation between Turkmenistan and the Russian regions.

Some important aspects of regional and international agenda were also discussed. It was noted that the sides have similar or close positions on contemporary issues related, above all, to peace and security.

The sides called for strengthening  contacts between the foreign ministries of Turkmenistan and the Russian Federation and continuation of the practice of regular ministerial consultations.

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