MEETING OF THE MINISTERS OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF TURKMENISTAN AND THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

On April 1, 2021, the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan R.O.Meredov and the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Chairman of the Supreme Control Chamber of Turkmenistan S.G.Berdimuhamedov met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S.V.Lavrov. 

During the talks, the parties thoroughly discussed the issues of bilateral cooperation in the political-diplomatic field, as well as in trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian spheres.   

The efficiency of collaboration between the external policy agencies of the two countries is underlined.  The issues of cooperation in the framework of regional and international structures, primarily on the UN, OSCE, CIS, and other platforms were discussed. 

An exchange of views took place on the Caspian issues including the preparation for the Sixth Caspian Summit planned to be held in Turkmenistan.  The security issues, including ecological safety, were discussed.   

Also, the opportunities of expanding bilateral contacts in the area of science, education, and medicine were considered.   

Upon the completion of the talks, the parties signed the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of the Russian Federation on the provision of biological safety.