On the eve of the new U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan Matthew Steven Klimov handed over his credentials to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov. The diplomat conveyed to the head of state the words of greeting from the us President Donald trump, who confirmed his interest in the further development of interstate relations.
Addressing his best wishes to the top leadership of the United States, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stressed that neutral Turkmenistan also attaches great importance to a friendly and mutually respectful dialogue with the United States of America.
Congratulating Matthew Klimov on his appointment to a responsible diplomatic post, the head of state wished him success in his efforts to strengthen the Turkmen-American cooperation.
Having exchanged views on the state and prospects of interstate cooperation, the President of Turkmenistan and the American diplomat noted the progressive dynamics of bilateral contacts through business structures. The Business Council "Turkmenistan – USA" has an effective role to play here, which is designed to promote the expansion and diversification of trade and economic relations, stimulate investment activity and realize the existing solid potential of cooperation.
Partnership in ensuring peace, regional and global security, countering the challenges and threats of our time was called an important aspect of inter-state relations. In this context, the role of peace-loving policy of Turkmenistan, which is an important factor in strengthening stability and creating conditions for sustainable development in Central Asia, was emphasized, as well as the importance of constructive initiatives put forward by Ashgabat in the field of energy security, international cooperation in the transport and communication sector.
At the same time, Turkmenistan's significant contribution to the peaceful settlement of the situation in Afghanistan, the socio-economic revival of the neighboring state was noted, which is aimed at specific infrastructure projects, such as the construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline.
At the end of the meeting, the President of Turkmenistan and the us Ambassador expressed confidence that the Turkmen-American relations will continue to develop successfully.