Today, on August 5, 2022, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan was held the meeting of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan V.Hajiyev with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China Mr. Qian Naicheng.

The diplomats discussed a wide range of issues related to the further development of traditionally friendly Turkmen-Chinese relations. The high efficiency of the current implementation of joint economic and socio-cultural projects was noted.

The parties emphasized that the main factor in deepening the strategic partnership between Turkmenistan and the PRC is considered to be the meetings at the highest and high levels, aimed at further intensification of bilateral political cooperation. In this regard, the parties proposed discussing the organization of mutual state, parliamentary and government visits.

         Touching upon international issues, the diplomats noted the coincidence or similarity of the positions of Turkmenistan and China on the most pressing issues on the global agenda, and also noted the active joint activities on the regional track.

It was recognized that the key to such successful work is the strict adherence by both countries to the norms and principles of the UN Charter and, first of all, compliance with the principles of respect for the sovereignty, territorial integrity of states, and their non-interference in each other's internal affairs.

For many years, the Turkmen side has repeatedly declared its support for the "one China" policy, which was fixed in all fundamental Turkmen-Chinese official documents.

The position of Turkmenistan remains unchanged. The Turkmen side is committed to the "one China" policy, supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China on the basis of international law.

At the end of the meeting, the parties agreed to continue diplomatic contacts in accordance with the previously outlined plans.

Press-service of MFA of Turkmenistan

August 5, 2022

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