Intensify the overall cooperation between Serbia and Turkmenistan

07. Jun 2021.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia, Nikola Selaković, talked today via video link with the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, Raşit Meredow.

Selaković stated that the relations between Serbia and Turkmenistan are traditionally fraternal and friendly, and said that our country is firmly committed to further development, improvement and deepening of the overall cooperation with Turkmenistan.

We are especially interested in intensifying the political dialogue at the highest level, Selaković pointed out, and added that the visit of Minister Meredow to Serbia this year, which would mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, would be of special importance.

Minister Selaković expressed expectation that the visit will be possible in July and that it will be an opportunity to sign important interstate agreements, noting that relations between the two countries will gain a new quality by intensifying the contacts at the highest level.

The head of Serbian diplomacy said that Serbia was interested in strengthening economic cooperation with Turkmenistan, and in that regard, he pointed out that the formation of the Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation would be a key precondition for its further improvement.

Selaković especially thanked Turkmenistan for its position on the issue of Kosovo and Metohija, emphasizing that the Serbian people and our state will not forget that, because that is the true message of friendship.

The Minister emphasized that regional stability and the improvement of good neighborliness is one of Serbia's foreign policy priorities, and added that the focus of such a commitment is on the development of economic cooperation, because in that way political relations can be relaxed.

In today's conversation, Selaković said that Serbia is interested in adequate political and economic positioning in the Central Asian region, and that in the past period, contacts with the countries of this region, which Serbia considers friendly, have intensified, despite the great geographical distance.