The two-day working visit of Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Ceyhun Aziz oglu Bayramov to Turkmenistan ended. He met with President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov and his Turkmen counterpart Rashid Meredov. The Azerbaijani delegation was in Turkmenistan on January 20-21, 2021.
After meeting with the leader of the Turkmen nation, the diplomat went to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, where he met with the head of the Ministry. In the course of the conversation, the diplomats noted the high level of partnership in key areas of life of both countries.
In particular, it was emphasized that the visit of the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister to Ashgabat was associated with the start of a new phase of cooperation between Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan in the energy sphere. In this context, the sides stressed the important role of common steps with regard to the use of resources and partnership in the Caspian Sea. For example, the parties Memorandum of Understanding signed regarding the organization of joint exploration, development and exploitation of the resources of the Dostluk deposit.
Effective cooperation in the political and diplomatic sphere was also noted, and the main topics concerning the region and the world were discussed.
The sides also considered prospects for expanding cooperation in the economy and investment. The sides discussed the transport and transit potential of Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan, as both countries have modern maritime, railway and automobile infrastructure. The sides also discussed the importance of the Lazurit Corridor, a project that also involves Georgia, Turkey and Afghanistan. It is planned to develop and strengthen the project in the future.
The sides also discussed opportunities to expand relations in the cultural and humanitarian spheres. It was noted that the peoples of Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan enjoy close cultural, historical and spiritual ties built on the common intangible values. Possibilities of organizing joint events devoted to achievement of peace and confidence between peoples were considered.
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