On August 29, 2021, a telephone conversation took place between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the European Council Charles Michel.
Confirming the serious focus of Turkmenistan on further expanding cooperation with the European Union, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that bilateral cooperation with the European side is effectively developing within the framework of the existing partnership mechanisms, in particular, in the format “Central Asia-European Union”, the Joint Committee “European Union-Turkmenistan”, Inter-Parliamentary Dialogue, Dialogue on Human Rights, Consultative meetings between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and on specific issues of cooperation.
The President of the European Council noted the progressively developing fruitful dialogue between Turkmenistan and the EU, built on a trusting basis. Charles Michel stressed the importance and timeliness of the international initiatives put forward by the head of Turkmenistan aimed at ensuring general security, stability and creating conditions for sustainable development in Central Asia, stating that the European Union supports the progressive foreign policy and creative initiatives of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
Warmly congratulating President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on the upcoming 30th anniversary of Independence of Turkmenistan, Mr. Charles Michel addressed his best wishes to the Turkmen people and their leader.
In this regard, the President of Turkmenistan invited the President of the European Union Charles Michel to celebrate the Day of Neutrality of Turkmenistan.
The head of the European Union accepted this invitation with gratitude.
At the end of the telephone conversation, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of the European Council Charles Michel wished each other success in the noble mission aimed at the comprehensive development of the dialogue of friendship and cooperation between Turkmenistan and the countries of the European Union.