During the telephone conversation, which took place at the initiative of the UN Secretary General, the Leader of Turkmenistan and the head of the UN discussed the development of economic relations of the parties during the pandemic COVID-2019.
Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov noted the important role of the UN in coordinating the interaction of countries in combating the emerging challenge, which poses a threat to the states of the entire planet. The Turkmen leader expressed support for Guterres on the need for global cooperation. Guterres on the need for global reconciliation at this time. In this vein, Turkmenistan is actively involved, as the UN Regional Center for Preventive Diplomacy for Central Asia is located in Ashgabat.
The president of Turkmenistan told the head of the UN about activities with neighboring countries to prevent the spread of the virus and mutual assistance.
The leader of the Turkmen nation announced his readiness to support the UN Secretary General's initiative to create a National Preparedness and Response Plan during the COVID 2019 pandemic. This document will be developed jointly with the UN in the near future.
Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov also stressed the need to ensure financial and economic stability at the state level and in the world. He advocated the development of new international rules in force regarding transit corridors in case of an unforeseen situation. The president expressed his readiness to participate in multilateral discussions on transport issues and also confirmed Turkmenistan's desire to develop cooperation with the UN.
Mr. Guterres thanked the Turkmen leader for his support of the UN engagement and called Turkmenistan a reliable and responsible partner.