Official visit of the President of Turkmenistan to the United Arab Emirates

On November 21, 2022, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov left for an official visit to the United Arab Emirates.

After flying to Abu Dhabi, the presidential airliner landed at the International Airport of the capital of the UAE, where President Serdar Berdimuhamedov was warmly welcomed by the Minister of Energy and Infrastructure of the United Arab Emirates Suheil Al Mazrui and other officials.

Then the President of Turkmenistan proceeded to the Palace of the President of the United Arab Emirates.

President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan warmly and cordially welcomed President Serdar Berdimuhamedov.

Presidents Serdar Berdimuhamedov and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan exchanged friendly greetings and proceeded to the Palace for an official photographing ceremony against the backdrop of the State flags of Turkmenistan and the United Arab Emirates.

Then bilateral talks at the highest level were held in the Great Conference Hall in an expanded format, with the participation of delegations from both countries.

Once again cordially welcoming the distinguished guest, the President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan noted that great importance is attached to the visit of the President of Turkmenistan and the current negotiations in the context of further strengthening and development of interstate relations.

Taking the opportunity, the President of the UAE Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan once again congratulated the head of Turkmenistan on his election to the highest state post and wished him success in his noble and responsible work.

Expressing sincere gratitude to the President of the UAE on behalf of the Turkmen delegation for the warm welcome and hospitality, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov also conveyed warm greetings from the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to him.

Noting that this is his first visit to the United Arab Emirates as the President of Turkmenistan, the head of Turkmen state stressed that a wide range of issues of bilateral relations will be discussed at the current meeting, and views will be exchanged on bringing them to a new level that meets mutual interests and modern realities.

At the end of the talks in an expanded format, in the presence of the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and the President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a signing ceremony was held, during which a solid package of bilateral documents was signed.

As a result of the official visit of the President of Turkmenistan to the UAE, a Joint Statement of Turkmenistan and the United Arab Emirates was adopted.

This was followed by a one-to-one high-level meeting.

The subject of a thorough discussion was the issues related to the implementation of the bilateral agreements reached, aimed at the optimal realization of the potential of the Turkmen-Emirati cooperation, diversification of its directions.

Here, as a specific example, one can cite the participation of the UAE in the implementation of a number of projects implemented in Turkmenistan over the past years. Fruitful contacts have been established with investment and financial institutions of the United Arab Emirates, in particular, with the Abu Dhabi Development Fund.

An equally important segment of the Turkmen-Emirati cooperation is education, science, culture and sports.

The parties also exchanged views on a number of topical aspects of the regional and global agenda of mutual interest, which primarily concerns ensuring global peace, security and sustainable development.

At the end of the meeting, the heads of the two states expressed satisfaction with the results of the talks, which were of a confidential, friendly and at the same time businesslike nature and became clear evidence of the desire of Turkmenistan and the UAE to bring traditional cooperation to a qualitatively new level.

Then the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and the President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, together with the participants in the ceremony of signing bilateral documents, were photographed against the picturesque background of the sea.

The official visit of the President of Turkmenistan to the United Arab Emirates continues.