On 28 November 2018 in Ashgabat, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Latvia, Mihails Popkovs, presented his credentials to the Speaker of the Parliament of Turkmenistan, Gulshat Mammadova.
In a following conversation, Ambassador Popkovs expressed his commitment to the further development of the political and economic dialogue between both countries and called for strengthening cooperation in transit, logistics, green technologies and tourism. Gulshat Mammadova expressed thanks for Latvia’s contribution to date and noted that Turkmenistan was interested in enhancing inter-parliamentary contacts.
During his accreditation visit to Turkmenistan, the Ambassador also met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rasit Meredov, for a discussion on current and prospective bilateral cooperation, as well as relationship between Turkmenistan and the EU, and regional initiatives.
Opportunities for cooperation in transport and logistics, green technologies, agriculture, education and tourism were reviewed with the Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy, Annamuhamedov Ezizgeldi. The Turkmen side expressed readiness to organise the next meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission on economic, industrial, scientific and technological cooperation, which will also offer possibilities for evaluating potential cooperation projects from their practical aspect.
The Ambassador called on Turkmenistan to make use of Latvia’s experience and expertise in order to promote further economic development and diversification of the country. The Ambassador invited representatives from Turkmenistan to visit Latvia and explore its offer of logistics services to further strengthen Turkmenistan’s connectivity with Europe.
Ambassador Mihails Popkovs resides in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
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