During the videoconference the officials also touched upon the situation in neighboring Afghanistan.
Turkmen officials together with the deputy foreign ministers of Central Asian states and Russia took part in a videoconference on May 21. The parties touched upon the main issues of combating COVID-19 and exchanged views on the situation in Afghanistan. It was reported by the press office of the MFA of Turkmenistan.
The agenda of the meeting focused on the importance of cooperation between countries in the fight against the pandemic. The participants underlined that the spread of infection had a negative impact on many states.
The attention was paid to using the capabilities of the CIS and a number of international structures. Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Andrei Rudenko thanked the partners for their support during this difficult period.
The Turkmen delegation highlighted the importance of sharing the experience between the countries on regional security issues. Deputy Foreign Minister Vepa Khadzhiev emphasized the need to strengthen political, diplomatic, and trade-economic relations.
The negotiators also discussed the situation in Afghanistan and compared approaches aimed at ensuring stability and security in the region.
It must be added that as of May 21 Turkmenistan is the only country in Central Asia without coronavirus.