Turkmenistan is going to intensify interaction with the EUThe country's Foreign Minister Meredov presented to President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov a program for the further development of the country. The head of the country's Foreign Ministry R. Meredov presented to President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov the program of further development Turkmenistan-EU partnership.
Turkmenistan established diplomatic relations with the European Union in 1993, and in November 2007 the Turkmen leader visited Brussels for the first time. During this period, the President of the European Commission, as well as delegates and high-ranking EU officials paid official visits to the country. Representatives of Turkmenistan have also visited Brussels several times.
The country intends to further expand the areas of cooperation, as well as to develop the existing areas. Among the top-priority areas are: energy, trade, economy, and transport.
In addition, interaction in the humanitarian sector is of mutual interest. In this context, special attention is paid to education and health. Thus, Turkmenistan has already developed an action plan aimed at combating dangerous infections. It is based on a regional WHO and EU project.
A number of bilateral talks are planned on the above vectors. Relevant events have already been scheduled for October and November 2020.
Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, who listened to the report of the Turkmen foreign minister, said the partnership with the EU had great potential, covering a wide range of areas. The Turkmen leader said the state would further develop partnership with the European Union and instructed Meredov to finalize the program of Turkmen-European cooperation.