On December 10, 2018, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan there was a meeting with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Apostolic Nunciature of the Vatican in Turkmenistan Paul Fitzpatrick Russell.
At the beginning of the meeting, the Turkmen side expressed its gratitude to Mr. Ambassador for participating in the events dedicated to the neutrality of Turkmenistan. The appointment of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to the Vatican was also noted.
Then, the parties addressed issues related to the study of the possibility of building the Vatican Embassy building in Ashgabat.
In addition, after discussing the priorities of bilateral relations, the sides exchanged views on the further development of mutually beneficial cooperation between Turkmenistan and the Vatican in various fields.