Inter-Ministerial talks between Turkmenistan and the Sultanate of Oman were held online. Turkmenistan was represented by Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov. Oman was represented by Foreign Minister Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamoud Al Busaidi.
The participants discussed a number of issues affecting the Turkmen-Omani relations in key areas such as politics, diplomacy, trade, economy, culture and humanitarian area. The participants also noted the importance of high-level contacts, which significantly contribute to the development of relations between the countries.
Interministerial contacts also play an important role. The parties emphasized the need to further develop dialogue and partnership not only at the regional but also at the global level. The sides stressed the similarity of positions on maintaining stability, peace and sustainable economic growth. This is also confirmed by the interaction of Turkmenistan and Oman in the format of the OIC, the UN and other important organizations.
Separately, the parties dwelled on mutual cooperation in the transport sector. The heads of foreign ministries noted that the geographical location of both countries is unique. This allows them to play an important role in shaping international transit-transport corridors running from west to east and from north to south. A graphic example of such a partnership is the Agreement on International Transit Transport Corridor from Uzbekistan to Oman via Turkmenistan and Iran. This partnership, according to participants of the meeting, will help strengthen interaction between the participating states and promote economic integration in the region.
The diplomats stressed the need to strengthen the legal basis of the partnership. For example, the Foreign Ministers expressed the intention to establish the Turkmen-Omani Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation. This would help to actively develop trade in the oil and gas, chemical, textile and agricultural sectors.
The parties noted the need to expand the dialogue in the educational and medical fields.