Turkmen President Receives Vice President of European Commission

Turkmen President Receives Vice President of European Commission
Turkmen President Serdar Berdimuhamedov meets with European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas, January 17, 2024, Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov received Vice President of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas in Ashgabat on Wednesday, the Watan news reports.

Expressing gratitude for the time allocated for the meeting, the guest conveyed warm greetings from the European Union (EU) leadership to the Turkmen leader and noted the EU's interest in expanding the longstanding fruitful cooperation with Turkmenistan.

During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on the prospects of mutual cooperation, considering priority areas and available opportunities. In this regard, the President of Turkmenistan emphasized the importance of the 'Global Gateway: Sustainable Transport Connectivity between Europe and Central Asia' Forum, which will take place on January 29-30, 2024, in Brussels, Belgium.

President Serdar Berdimuhamedov also highlighted that the transport and logistics sector is one of the promising areas of cooperation between Turkmenistan and the EU and noted that Turkmenistan will actively participate in the forum's proceedings.

Wishing the successful organization of the investment forum, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov expressed confidence that its outcomes will contribute to transforming the Trans-Caspian Transport Corridor, connecting Europe and Central Asia, into a multimodal, modern, sustainable, and fast route.

Expressing gratitude for the fruitful meeting, the Vice-President of the European Commission noted that the innovative approach of the EU towards cooperation with Turkmenistan provides a solid foundation for further enhancing the effectiveness of joint activities.

At the end of the meeting, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov and Vice-President of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas wished each other good health, well-being, and success in their respective endeavors.