President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov met with the Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan Novruz Ismail oglu Mammadov in the Avaza National Tourist Zone on Monday. He arrived in Turkmenistan to participate in the First Caspian Economic Forum.
The Prime Minister of Azerbaijan conveyed greetings from President Ilham Aliyev to the Turkmen leader. The guest emphasized that Azerbaijan is interested in strengthening relations with Turkmenistan and noted the importance of the First Caspian Economic Forum held in Avaza.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov conveyed his greetings to the top leadership of Azerbaijan, stressing that Turkmenistan values good relations with its closest neighbors and intends to further strengthen the fruitful dialogue.
Stressing the productivity of the exchange of views within the framework of the current Forum, Turkmen President and the head of the Azerbaijani government noted the need to continue constructive cooperation in enhancing trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian relations among Caspian countries.
In the context of the discussion of promising areas of the Turkmen-Azerbaijani partnership, the sides noted the considerable potential for enhancing fruitful cooperation, including in energy and logistics. They discussed the creation of the international transit and transport corridor Lapis Lazuli, which will allow the participating countries to diversify their access to regional and continental markets.
At the end of the meeting, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the head of the Azerbaijani government expressed confidence in successful development of bilateral relations.