The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Berdiniyaz Matiyev on Tuesday held a video conference meeting with the Deputy Foreign Minister of Political and Economic Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Adel Siraj Saleh.
According to the Turkmen Foreign Ministry’s press release, a constructive dialogue took place on promising areas for the development of bilateral relations between Turkmenistan and Saudi Arabia.
The officials noted that regular meetings at various levels contribute to the intensification and deepening of mutually beneficial cooperation on all areas of mutual interest. In this regard, the sides expressed mutual readiness to expand bilateral dialogue and organize visits by delegations of the two countries.
The diplomats considered the possibilities of expanding political and diplomatic dialogue, including the further development of cooperation between the foreign affairs agencies of the two countries, noting the importance of political consultation in this direction.
The interlocutors also considered possibilities of strengthening inter-parliamentary ties. The parties exchanged views on key issues of Turkmen-Saudi relations, including the spheres of economy and investment in transport, trade, construction, chemical industry and agriculture. In this context, the sides discussed issues of diversification of the export components of Turkmen-Saudi cooperation.
Noting their commitment to strengthening bilateral cultural and humanitarian relations, the deputy ministers noted their interest in developing contacts in the fields of education, science, sports and tourism.