On the 29th of July 2019, succeeding political consultations between the external policy agencies of Turkmenistan and the United Arab Emirates took place in the city of Abu Dhabi. The Turkmen delegation was headed by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs B.G.Matiyev. The delegation of the UAE was led by the Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation for Political Affairs Khalifa Shaheen Khalifa Almarar.
During the talks, the parties discussed current issues of political-diplomatic, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian cooperation between the two countries. It was noted that the organization of visits on high level serves as an effective mechanism in the development of relations.
Also the vital role of inter-parliamentary ties between the states was underlined. In this context, the parties pointed out the necessity of activating the exchange of corresponding delegations. The diplomats also noted the positive cooperation of the countries in the framework of international organizations, primarily the United Nations. Thus, the effective role of Turkmenistan in the process of maintaining peace and stability in the region through peaceful initiatives and the “open door” policy was underlined.
Speaking about the trade-economic cooperation, the parties noted the presence of pleasant opportunities for widening the partnership in the sphere of energy, industry, high technologies, agriculture. In this regard, the significance of the First Caspian Economic Forum which is expected to be an efficient platform for the discussion and further strengthening of ties between the state and private sectors of the participating parties was noted.
In the end, the parties expressed confidence in that the regular holding of meetings will ensure further improvement of mutually beneficial cooperation in different spheres between Turkmenistan and the UAE.