MEETING OF THE MINISTERS OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF TURKMENISTAN AND CHINA
On March 30, 2022, on the sidelines of the 3rd meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the countries neighboring Afghanistan, a meeting was held between the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China Wang Yi.
During the meeting, the heads of the foreign ministries discussed a wide range of issues related to the implementation of bilateral agreements reached during contacts at the highest state level in 2021-2022.
It was noted that this meeting is a good opportunity to exchange views on the current state of the Turkmen-Chinese friendly relations, which are of a strategic nature. Thus, the ministers stressed that the Committee for Cooperation between Turkmenistan and the PRC, which works in four main areas, such as trade, energy, security and culture, is an effective mechanism for interstate interaction.
The heads of the foreign ministries also stated the effectiveness of the multilateral dialogue between Turkmenistan and China within the framework of international and regional structures, support of mutual initiatives. The effectiveness of the Central Asia-China Summit was emphasized.
Much attention was also paid to the situation in Afghanistan. The Ministers emphasized the timeliness of this regional dialogue. In this context, it was emphasized that Turkmenistan and China are engaged in a dialogue on the Afghan issue on a permanent and systematic basis.
In this regard, the parties stated the closeness and similarity of the positions of Turkmenistan and China on topical issues of the regional and global agenda, primarily related to ensuring global peace and security.