"Structural dialogue" between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and Great Britain continued its work

On February 25, 2022, the "Structural Dialogue" between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and Great Britain continued its work in the format of videoconferencing with the participation of representatives of the relevant ministries and departments of the two countries.

During today's session, the opening speeches of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Vepa Hajiyev and the Director of the Department of Eastern Europe and Central Asia of the British Foreign Office Justin McKenzie were heard.

Experts paid special attention to environmental issues. There was a review of the commitments of Turkmenistan and the UK to COP26 and the progress made at the round table after COP26, held in Ashgabat in February 2022. The parties noted the relevance of building up an effective bilateral and multilateral dialogue in this segment.

During the conversation, the existing solid potential for further expansion of joint actions in trade and economic cooperation was also emphasized. The need to expand cooperation within the framework of the Turkmen-UK Trade and Industry Council (TUKTIC) was expressed.

The priorities of interaction with the Department of Export Credit Guarantee (UKEF) were discussed and a presentation of proposals for the UK export financing structure was made.

At the end of the Structural Dialogue, the heads of the delegations made their closing remarks.