On Monday, 18 September 2023, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov of Turkmenistan, who is on a working visit to New York, met with President Yun Suk Yeol of the Republic of Korea, TDH reports.
During the meeting, the two presidents discussed the strong and growing Turkmen-Korean relations, which are based on the principles of equality, mutual benefit, respect, and trust. They also noted the fruitfulness of their cooperation not only in the bilateral format, but also within the framework of international organizations, primarily the United Nations.
The Presidents also praised the successful bilateral cooperation within the framework of the Cooperation Forum “Central Asia-Republic of Korea.” Turkmenistan is currently chairing the Forum, and the 16th meeting is scheduled to be held in Ashgabat in November.
President Berdimuhamedov expressed confidence that the results of the forum will contribute to the coordination of joint efforts in the implementation of economic, cultural, and humanitarian projects at the regional level.
According to the Korean news agency Yonhap, the meeting also touched upon issues of current cooperation in the field of energy and prospects for the participation of Korean businesses in the realization of the Arkadag smart city project.
The sides also placed special emphasis on the increasing role of parliamentary diplomacy. They highlighted the importance of the visits of the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to Korea in November 2022, the visit of the Chairman of the National Assembly Kim Jin Pyo to Turkmenistan in July 2023, as well as the visit of the delegation of the Parliament of Turkmenistan to Seoul to participate in the interparliamentary forum Central Asia – Korea.///nCa, 19 September 2023 [photo credit – Yonhap]
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