On October 16, 2019, a meeting was held between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R. Meredov and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Kingdom to Turkmenistan, Mr. Hugh Stanley Philpott, during which the diplomat presented copies of his credentials to the Turkmen side.
The diplomats discussed a wide range of issues regarding the political-diplomatic, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian interaction of the two countries. They also considered the possibility of expanding regular contacts between the foreign ministries of the two countries.
The parties especially focused on the constructive cooperation between Turkmenistan and the United Kingdom within the framework of international organizations, primarily on the UN and OSCE venues. Diplomats also noted the particular importance for the parties to intensively support the initiatives and candidatures of the two states in various structures of international organizations on a reciprocal basis.
The establishment in the Mejlis of Turkmenistan of the Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group with the House of Lords of the United Kingdom of Great Britain in 2018 marked the evidence of active inter-parliamentary cooperation between the two states.
Noting the focus on the effectiveness of cooperation, the Turkmen side expressed its readiness to the Ambassador in supporting his activities to further develop bilateral relations.