Turkmen-Czech political consultations held in Prague


Political consultations between the foreign ministries of Turkmenistan and the Czech Republic took place in Prague on June 20. The Turkmen side was headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Ahmet Gurbanov, the Czech side by Deputy Foreign Minister Jiri Kozak.

The parties discussed a number of issues of bilateral cooperation, exchanged views on topical issues on the international agenda. The participants of the meeting reviewed the existing Turkmen-Czech agreements, considered issues of a joint contractual and legal framework.

During the meeting, priority attention was paid to the topic of increasing trade and economic ties, including increasing and diversifying trade turnover, continuing cooperation in such areas as energy, transport infrastructure, agriculture, food and textile industries. To enhance cultural ties, it was proposed to consider the possibility of holding Cultural Days, exhibitions and other cultural events.

On the same day, a meeting was held with Vice Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Parliament Jan Bartosek, during which various aspects of Turkmen-Czech bilateral cooperation were discussed. The parties stressed that inter-parliamentary cooperation plays an important role in the development of bilateral relations. In addition, the intention of both countries to expand trade and economic ties was confirmed. In this regard, it was proposed to explore the possibilities of creating a working group on economic cooperation and holding a joint Business forum.

The organization of joint exhibitions, festivals and Days of Culture, as well as the intensification of contacts between representatives of the creative and scientific intelligentsia were named among the priority areas for building cultural and humanitarian partnership.