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Turkmenistan, China intend to bring bilateral relations to higher level

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 higher level.
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.