The 17th meeting of the Turkmen-Uzbek Joint Commission for Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technical, and Cultural Cooperation in Ashgabat on Monday resulted in the signing of the joint Protocol, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan reported.
The Turkmen side was represented by heads of Turkmen ministries and departments, and led by Batyr Atdaev, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan. The Uzbek delegation was headed by Jamshid Khodjaev, Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan.
At the meeting, the sides noted that regular and constructive talks between President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev give an effective impetus for further development of Turkmen-Uzbek relations in various aspects of interstate cooperation.
Participants of the meeting stressed the need to further strengthen partnership on priority issues of cooperation, particularly in transport and logistics, oil and gas, chemicals and electricity, agriculture and environmental protection.
The sides noted contacts in the field of science and technology, cultural and humanitarian cooperation as the most important aspects of bilateral partnership.
During the meeting, the parties discussed the implementation of decisions of the previous meeting of the joint intergovernmental commission.