The Working Visit of the National Leader of the Turkmen People, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan to the United Arab Emirates Starts
The National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov went on a working visit to the United Arab Emirates.
At the International Airport of the capital, the Hero-Arkadag was seen off by officials and a representative of the UAE Embassy to Turkmenistan.
During the conversation with the diplomat, the mutual interest of the two friendly countries in the further comprehensive deepening of the productive interstate dialogue, established in recent years and based on the unbreakable traditions of friendship, trust and mutual understanding, was emphasised.
The common desire to bring long-standing cooperation to a qualitatively new level, fully consistent with the priorities of socioeconomic development and the national interests of each country, is evidenced by regular bilateral meetings.
Thus, a significant milestone in the history of the interstate relations, being successfully established in different formats, primarily on the platform of authoritative regional and international organisations, was the official visit of the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan to the UAE in February last year, during which some important agreements were achieved.
After wishing the Hero-Arkadag every success in holding the meetings planned during the visit, the UAE Plenipotentiary Representative in Turkmenistan expressed confidence that the visit would give a new powerful impetus to the development of the Turkmen-Emirati cooperation and would serve to strengthen the traditional ties of friendship and brotherhood between the peoples of the two countries.
Then the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov boarded the plane, which headed for Abu Dhabi.
At the airport, the National Leader of the Turkmen people was warmly welcomed by UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Suhail Al Mazrouei and other officials.
During the brief conversation that took place there, the special importance attached by our country to the comprehensive expansion of the mutually beneficial cooperation with the United Arab Emirates as one of the most dynamically developing states on the planet was highlighted.
Noting that regular negotiations at various levels greatly contribute to the established constructive dialogue, the Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan expressed confidence in the success of all meetings planned during the current visit and intended to give new content to the traditional partnership.
Then the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan held a meeting with the representative of the President of the UAE for affairs with Turkmenistan Mohamed Saeed Mohamed Al Ariqi.
Expressing sincere gratitude to Arkadag for his time, Mohamed Saeed Mohamed Al Ariqi stressed the sincere interest of the Emirati party in establishing close and mutually beneficial cooperation with Turkmenistan, deservedly enjoying high prestige in the world.
As it was noted, the large-scale transformations being carried out in the country, primarily to reform and diversify the national economy, had ensured consistently high rates of Turkmenistan’s socioeconomic growth.
“Our country is always open to constructive interaction with all interested partners – both with foreign countries and individual companies with positive experience and innovative developments,” the Hero-Arkadag emphasised.
Noting that the established reliable and strong legislative framework and favourable investment climate created all the conditions for the successful operation of foreign businesses in the promising Turkmen market, the National Leader of the Turkmen people Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed confidence that during his visit to the UAE, there would be a good opportunity to discuss prospects of cooperation in a whole range of areas.
Trade, economic, banking, financial, fuel and energy sectors were named among the priority vectors of the Turkmen-Emirati cooperation.
Having colossal resources of natural gas, Turkmenistan is known to be actively working to develop giant deposits of “blue fuel” and to diversify export routes for the supply of its energy resources to international markets.
At the same time, Turkmenistan pays great attention to the development of “green” energy, taking consistent steps aimed at promoting projects for the widespread use of renewable energy sources.
Another promising vector of cooperation seems to be the transport and communications sector, the development of which Turkmenistan is building taking into account its national interests and advantageous geographical position.
Once again thanking for the opportunity of a personal meeting, Mohamed Saeed Mohamed Al Ariqi wished the National Leader of the Turkmen people the productivity of the forthcoming meetings during his visit, intended to contribute to the strengthening and further development of the Turkmen-Emirati economic cooperation.
Then the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov conducted a working meeting with the participation of individual Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan and a number of other officials.
Addressing the leaders of the fuel and energy complex, who also took part in the meeting, the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty noted the UAE was one of the countries with which Turkmenistan had long established close and mutually beneficial cooperation.
During the meeting, issues of intensifying cooperation in the transport sector and the effective use of the transport and transit potential of Turkmenistan, located at the crossroads of the East–West and North–South routes, were also discussed.
Our country, located along the legendary Great Silk Road, is consistently expanding routes not only of land modes of transport, but also of air transport. Thus, flights have been established along the Ashgabat–Dubai–Ashgabat route. And starting tomorrow, flights to Abu Dhabi will resume, which indicates that the interstate relations are being taken to a new level.
It was noted that thanks to the constructive initiatives of President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, the investment partnerships of Turkmenistan with foreign countries were also acquiring more meaningful content. Productive contacts have been established with various banks around the world. In particular, the State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan is successfully implementing reforms, working closely with large UAE banks.
Stressing the importance of the steady deepening of the multifaceted bilateral relations with the United Arab Emirates, the Hero-Arkadag instructed to keep measures, taken in this direction, under constant control.
In the afternoon, a meeting between the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan took place at the Al Shati Palace.
Upon warmly welcoming the distinguished guest, the President of the UAE noted with satisfaction the productive nature of many years of the interstate cooperation, having a great potential for further diversification in all areas, and, taking the opportunity, expressed gratitude to the Hero-Arkadag for his support and attention to the issues of the comprehensive development of the traditional ties.
Thanking the leader of the friendly country for the warm welcome and hospitality, the National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan conveyed warm words of greetings and good wishes from President Serdar Berdimuhamedov, who remembers with particular warmth his working visit to the United Arab Emirates in December last year.
Expressing confidence that his visit would contribute to the further development of the close, trusting and mutually beneficial relations between our peoples, the Hero-Arkadag congratulated Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the successful holding of the 28th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 28).
“The United Arab Emirates is our friend, a reliable economic and trade partner and a like-minded country in solving many pressing issues of our time,” the National Leader of the Turkmen people Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said.
Highlighting the effective nature of the established cooperation between Turkmenistan and the UAE on a bilateral and a multilateral basis, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan expressed support for all initiatives put forward by our country and aimed at sustainable development and overall progress.
During the meeting, which took place in a warm and friendly atmosphere, the interlocutors confirmed the mutual intention of the parties to continue paying increased attention to building up the traditional dialogue in the interests of the two states and their fraternal peoples.
In general opinion, the Joint Committee on Cooperation between Turkmenistan and the United Arab Emirates plays an important role in intensifying the bilateral cooperation.
Promising vectors of the development of the Turkmen-Emirati economic cooperation are being outlined.
The National Leader of the Turkmen people, Chairman of the Halk Maslahaty of Turkmenistan noted the successful partnerships with financial institutions of the United Arab Emirates and those in such areas as energy, transport and communications, industrial and agroindustrial complexes and high technologies.
After voicing new specific initiatives to increase cooperation in the most promising areas, Arkadag expressed hope that they would find full support from the Emirates for their speedy practical implementation.
Particular emphasis was placed on the importance of strengthening the established interstate ties in science, culture and sports.
The corresponding concert was reached after analysing the previously adopted agreements.
At the end of the meeting, Arkadag invited Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan to visit Turkmenistan at a time convenient for him.
Warmly saying goodbye to each other, the National Leader of the Turkmen people Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the President of the UAE expressed confidence in the further successful continuation of the established productive interstate dialogue, wishing the people of the two countries happiness, peace and prosperity.