Published: 15:08, May 20, 2024 | Updated: 15:09, May 20, 2024
China, Turkmenistan to deepen cooperation in various fields
By Xinhua
This combo picture created on May 20, 2024  shows Shen Yueyue (right), vice-chairperson of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, delivering a speech at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, March 7, 2024 and Turkmen President Serdar Berdimuhamedov visiting China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Jan 6, 2023.  (PHOTO / XINHUA)

ASHGABAT - Shen Yueyue, vice-chairperson of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, met with Turkmen President Serdar Berdimuhamedov during a goodwill visit to the country from Friday to Sunday.

Shen, also chairperson of the Good-Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation Commission of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, also held meetings with Ogulgerek Berdimuhamedova, wife of the chairman of the People's Council of Turkmenistan, and Deputy Prime Minister Mahrijemal Mammedova.

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During the visit, she held talks with Chairperson of the Parliament of Turkmenistan Dunyagozel Gulmanova and attended an international conference commemorating the 300th anniversary of Turkmen poet Magtymguly Pyragy's birth.

Shen said that under the strategic guidance of Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Berdimuhamedov, China-Turkmenistan comprehensive strategic partnership has developed smoothly.

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China is willing to work with Turkmenistan to implement the important consensus reached by the leaders of both countries, support each other in following development paths suited to their national conditions, promote high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, enhance people-to-people connectivity, and jointly build a China-Turkmenistan community with a shared future, she said.

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The Turkmen side highly praised bilateral relations, reaffirming its willingness to deepen cooperation with China in areas such as politics, economy and trade, energy, transportation and culture, and to promote the China-Central Asia mechanism for common development. The Turkmen parliament reiterated its willingness to engage in exchanges and mutual visits with the CPPCC.