PRESIDENTS OF TURKMENISTAN AND AZERBAIJAN EXCHANGED VIEWS ON THE PROSPECTS FOR COOPERATION BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES
On October 25, 2019, a meeting was held in the Baku Congress Center between President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who arrived in the Azerbaijani capital to participate in the XVIII Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement, with President Ilham Aliyev.
Thanking the President of Turkmenistan for participating in the Forum, the President of Azerbaijan, the country that assumed the chairmanship of the Non-Aligned Movement in 2019-2022, praised the open-door and multi-format international cooperation policies pursued by neutral Turkmenistan.
During the discussion of topical issues on the international agenda, President Ilham Aliyev emphasized that he supports the initiatives voiced by the Turkmen leader at the current Summit on key aspects of global sustainable development, such as peaceful coexistence of states, countering terrorism, resolving refugee problems, achieving food security, and environmental well-being.
During the meeting, which was held in a constructive spirit, the parties exchanged views on the prospects for cooperation between the two countries and outlined the priority areas for adding up efforts. Mutual interest in strengthening friendly ties and diversification of trade and economic cooperation was emphasized.
Fuel and energy complex taking into account the resource potential of the two countries and the transport segment were designated as priority areas of interstate dialogue. As noted, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan have a modern infrastructure, in particular, a port infrastructure, which leads to effective interaction between automobile and railway ferry services, and the formation of an extensive logistics network. The sides also discussed aspects of enhancing partnerships in the fields of science, education and culture.
Confirming the commitment of the countries to the course to intensify partnership in a bilateral and multilateral format, Presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Ilham Aliyev exchanged good wishes to each other and the peoples of the two countries.
At the end of the meeting, the President of Turkmenistan thanked his Azerbaijani counterpart for the hospitality and high level of organization of the Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement.