KYIV. Oct 29 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Ukrainian President Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow have emphasized the need to strengthen political dialogue between the two countries at the highest level and deepen trade cooperation on trade, economic, energy, financial, scientific, technical, cultural, humanitarian, and other areas.
A joint statement signed by the two presidents was posted on Poroshenko’s official website on Thursday.
“The presidents have reaffirmed their intention to strengthen mutually beneficial cooperation in the international arena. The two leaders stressed the need for coordination and mutual support within the framework of universal and regional organizations which Ukraine and Turkmenistan belong to,” the statement said.
Both leaders also reaffirmed the importance of enhancing the role of the UN and its institutions in addressing global issues, ensuring sustainable development, and strengthening security and stability in the world. The two leaders also declared their readiness to boost their efforts in the fight against terrorism, organized crime, and illicit drug trafficking.
“The parties reaffirm their commitment to comply with the generally recognized principles and norms of international law, including the principles of national sovereignty, territorial integrity, inviolability of borders and non-interference in the internal affairs of other nations, as well as the peaceful settlement of disputes. The leaders of the two countries noted the need to enhance bilateral and multilateral cooperation of regional security and stability,” the statement said.
The two presidents reaffirmed their mutual intent in ensuring the growth of bilateral trade and its diversification, the development of long-term forms of economic cooperation, and further investment cooperation.
The sides also confirmed their readiness to develop and deepen bilateral relations on culture, education, science, tourism and sports. In particular, they agreed to take measures to organize Days of the Culture of Turkmenistan in Ukraine and Days of the Culture of Ukraine in Turkmenistan.
Poroshenko is on an official visit to Turkmenistan on October 28-29, 2015.