YEREVAN, April 8. / ARKA /. Armenia and Turkmenistan have agreed to intensify bilateral cooperation in various fields, the press service of the Armenian president said today following a meeting in the Turkmen capital city between visiting Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan and his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov.
A joint statement, signed after the highest level Armenian- Turkmen talks says that the parties reached accord on a wide range of issues.
It says the presidents of the two countries were unanimous that since the establishment of diplomatic relations in 1992 their bilateral cooperation has made considerable success. The presidents have expressed satisfaction with the current level of bilateral relations and pledged to develop them further.
The sides also have expressed satisfaction with the level of their cooperation in the international organizations and emphasized the need to intensify efforts in the framework of those regional organizations, which include both countries.
“The Heads of State noted the need to further deepen political dialogue, trade, economic, scientific - technical, cultural and humanitarian ties and cooperation in other areas. The Presidents have also stressed the importance of the activities of the joint intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation, especially in respect to business cooperation in promising areas, and also have emphasized the need to intensify its activities,” the statement said.
The presidents have also agreed to hold the Days of Culture of Turkmenistan in Armenia in 2015.
Sargsyan was said to have thanked his Turkmen counterpart for the warm welcome and invited president Berdymukhamedov to visit Armenia at a convenient time.
In Turkmenistan the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of the two countries have signed a cooperation agreement. Cooperation agreements have been signed also by the Armenian State Institute of Physical Culture and the National Institute of Sports and Tourism of Turkmenistan, by the capital cities Yerevan and Ashgabat.
The Civil Aviation Departments of both countries have signed a memorandum of understanding to resume direct flights between the two countries. The foreign ministries of the two countries have signed a cooperation agreement for 2014-2015. Also the two countries have signed an agreement on establishment of trade offices in each country. -0-