Turkmenistan participates in Central Asia-Italy Ministerial Meeting


The Central Asia-Italy Ministerial Meeting was held in Rome. The event was attended by the Foreign Ministers of Central Asian countries, Italy, as well as representatives of the European Union. The Deputy of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov, was the head of Turkmenistan delegation.

The Foreign Ministers discussed the condition and prospects of interaction in the foreign policy arena, in particular, in matters of maintaining and strengthening regional and global stability.

In his speech, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Rashid Meredov noted the high role of Turkmen neutrality as an effective tool for promoting peace and stability, paying special attention to issues of regional security, ecology, transport, water resource management, transitional energy as well as cultural and humanitarian interactions.

Within the framework of the forum, three thematic sessions were also held: “Energy transition and global challenges”, “Connectivity” and “Higher education and knowledge networks”.

The parties agreed to interact on a systematic basis within the Central Asia – Italy dialogue. In this context, they decided to develop a medium-term action plan.



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