Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad, and his wife arrived in Ashgabat. Tomorrow, on October 27, he is scheduled to negotiate with President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.
The leaders of the two countries will discuss prospects for the development of bilateral relations, issues related to trade, economy and humanitarian cooperation. It isexpected, attention will be paid to the interaction of Turkmenistan with the countries of the Asia-Pacific region and within the framework of various integration associations, taking into account the recent visits of Berdimuhamedov to Japan and Singapore, as well as the participation of the Turkmen president and Malaysian prime minister in the Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement held in Baku.
Prime Minister of Malaysia is accompanied on the trip by a Malaysian delegation, which includes a number of officials and media representatives. Some officials arrived the day before and have already held a number of meetings.
Today, Minister of Economic Affairs Mohamed Azmin Ali met with Deputy Prime Minister Myratgeldy Meredov who supervises fuel and energy complex, and Minister of Foreign Affairs Rashid Meredov.
A delegation of Petronas executives led by Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee bin Wan Ariffin, President and CEO, also arrived in Ashgabat.
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A 94-year-old Mahathir Mohamad is one of the most experienced politicians in the world. He is called a political long-liver whose career has been going on for more than five decades.
He is from the family of a schoolteacher, he is a doctor by education. In the government of Malaysia, he served as Minister of Education, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Trade and Industry. In 1981, he was appointed as a Prime Minister, in 2003, he was retired, and, in May 2018, he was re-elected as a Prime Minister of Malaysia.