Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov on Thursday held a telephone conversation with Wendy Morton, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development, Minister for European Neighborhood and the Americas.
According to the Turkmen Foreign Ministry’s statement, the parties discussed topical issues of bilateral cooperation of mutual interest.
The officials mainly discussed the international cooperation in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The diplomats noted the importance of coordinating international efforts on the counteracting the spread of the novel coronavirus infection, including the use of scientific diplomacy tools.
The parties also considered the trade-economic cooperation. In this regard, the officials underlined the significance of the Turkmenistan – UK Trade and Industrial Council (TUKTIC).
To date, seven sessions of TUKTIC took place, during which the officials considered issues of trade-economic cooperation in various sectors of the economy, including the possibilities of strengthening business collaboration, according to the statement.
The sides exchanged views on opportunities of expanding cooperation in the fields of ecology and environment protection and underlined the importance of continuing international cooperation in the framework of active global mechanisms on combatting the climate change.
The official stated that Turkmenistan pays great attention to the issues of ecological safety and actively works on the Aral Sea issues through the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea. In this regard, the significance of holding the UN Climate Change Conference sessions was emphasized, including the upcoming COP-26 meeting.