The foreign affairs agencies of Turkmenistan and the United States of America started three-day political consultations in a video conference format on Tuesday.
According to Turkmen Foreign Ministry’s press release, the officials exchanged views on main vectors of bilateral cooperation, in particular, security issues, trade and economic ties, and the humanitarian spectrum.
During the consultations, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov noted the positive dynamics of Turkmen-American ties.
On the first day of political consultations, the officials discussed security cooperation. The parties reviewed the results of interaction and outlined priority areas of cooperation for the future.
The sides placed particular emphasis on peacebuilding in Afghanistan. The initiative of the President of Turkmenistan on the country's readiness to provide its political space for the establishment of peace negotiations between the Government of Afghanistan and the relevant parties was noted during the meeting.
In this regard, the meeting participants highlighted the effectiveness of cooperation formats such as Central Asia + USA and Turkmenistan-USA-Afghanistan.
The parties expressed their commitment to further strengthening cooperation in ensuring security, including through cooperation between the specialized structures of the two countries.