RIYADH —King Salman and President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held official talks at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh on Sunday. They also attended the signing of nine agreements and memorandums of cooperation between the two countries.
He said the president’s visit comes as a sign of enhancing relations between the two countries in all fields, particularly commerce and investment; tourism; oil, gas and energy; agriculture and livestock, and combating terrorism and extremism.
The monarch praised the outcome of Turkmenistan’s wise policies, including the country’s neutrality, respect for good neighborliness and support for the Islamic Military Alliance to combat terrorism, which led to political stability and economic growth in the country.
He expressed hope that the global community would succeed in finding a solution to the Syrian crisis according to Geneva 1 Declaration and UN Resolution 2254. He also hoped that the negotiations among the Yemeni parties would lead to solving the crisis in the country according to the Gulf initiative, outcomes of national dialogue and UN Resolution 2216.
In a direct call to the Iranian regime King salman said: “We call on Iran to stop intervening in the domestic affairs of countries in the region and supporting militias and armed factions,” the.
For his part, the Turkmen president expressed his happiness in visiting Saudi Arabia and meeting with King Salman.
Berdimuhamedov pointed to his country’s keenness to develop all aspects of cooperation with Saudi Arabia and support its efforts aimed at achieving security and peace in the region and the world at large.
The two sides discussed various aspects of cooperation and reviewed the latest developments in regional and international arenas.
An agreement on cooperation in the security field was signed by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Naif, deputy premier and minister of interior, and Turkmenistan’s Minister of Defense and Secretary for National Security Yaylim Perdiv.
Earlier, the Turkmen leader received at his residence Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al-Jubeir.
Source: Saudi Gazette, 2 May 2016