The OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities Lamberto Zannier hold a video conference session with representatives of the Turkmen Foreign Ministry.
During the meeting, the issues related to the collaboration in the view of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as political, economic, humanitarian and environmental cooperation between Turkmenistan and the OSCE, and the implementation of a number of joint projects were considered.
Turkmen businessmen held a video meeting with colleagues from St. Petersburg, Russia, which was also attended by representatives of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan, the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, and the Ministry of Industry and Construction.
The online negotiations agenda included the export of Turkmen products to the Russian metropolis, joint work in the field of construction materials, telecommunications, electronics, organization of exhibitions, etc. There were many constructive proposals made on both sides, and, in addition, the Turkmen side demonstrated its capabilities in the supply of textiles and other products made by the country’s private sector.
Opportunities for cooperation in the educational sphere were discussed during a video session between the representatives of the Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan and the relevant specialized agency of the UAE. The possibility of distant digital learning and other contacts between the universities of the two countries was of particular interest during the negotiations.
Participants in an online meeting at the level of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and the Kingdom of Bahrain discussed trade-economic cooperation, in particular, in the sectors of fuel and energy, transport and communications.
In addition, on outcomes of the negotiations, a number of documents to strengthen partner and bilateral relations between countries were signed.
Representatives of working and regional structures of the Egmont Group (the world association of financial intelligence units) held an online session with the representatives of the Ministry of Finances and Economy of Turkmenistan to discuss joint actions in the fight against money-laundering and funding of terrorism.
During the meeting, the importance of the timely exchange of financial information, the availability of highly qualified personnel and sustainable modern communication channels was noted. Turkmenistan is a member of the Eurasian Anti-money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism Group and actively cooperates with many organizations in this sphere, in particular, with the International Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering. Established almost two years ago, the Financial Monitoring Service under the Ministry of Finances and Economy of Turkmenistan also contributes to countering global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.