The 20th meeting of the Turkmenistan-European Union Joint Committee took place online on Thursday. The meeting participants emphasized the necessity of increasing trade turnover and the further development of partnerships between the businesses of Turkmenistan and the EU countries.
The Turkmen side in the meeting comprised of heads and representatives of the ministries of the country, the Institute of State, Law and Democracy, the Turkmen Oil and Turkmen Gas state concerns and other numerous state structures, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said in its meeting,
The EU side included representatives of the European External Action Service (EEAS), led by Luc Devigne, Director for Russia, Eastern Partnership, Central Asia and OSCE at the EEAS.
The meeting featured discussions on a wide range of issues related to the development and strengthening of cooperation between Turkmenistan and the EU.
The meeting participants emphasized the need to further intensify the political-diplomatic dialogue, inter-parliamentary ties and trade-economic interaction. The parties also highlighted the importance of intensifying contacts at the highest level.
The sides additionally discussed the possibilities of enhancing cooperation in the fields of trade, energy, transport, communications and high technologies and considered joint programs and projects in the fields of ecology, agriculture, education and healthcare.
The 19th meeting of the Turkmenistan-European Union Joint Committee was held at the end of June 2020.