Trend News Agency - 21 June 2016
By Huseyn Hasanov
Turkmenistan and China have discussed a wide range of issues on the international agenda.
The discussions were held in Ashgabat during a meeting with Special
Envoy on Afghan Affairs of China’s Foreign Ministry Deng Xijun, said the
message from Turkmenistan’s Foreign Ministry.
The parties emphasized that Turkmenistan and China have similar
positions on ensuring peace, security and sustainable development in the
region and in the world in general.
They also expressed commitment to further developing the regional and international cooperation.
The parties further pointed out the strategic nature of the
partnership and the necessity of bringing the bilateral relations to a
They also emphasized the necessity of regular political consultations
between foreign ministries of Turkmenistan and China in order to
further improve and expand the dialogue on a mutually beneficial basis.
China is the largest foreign trade partner of Turkmenistan. Beijing
hopes to increase the annual gas purchases from Turkmenistan to 65
billion cubic meters.