THE PRESIDENT OF TURKMENISTAN RECEIVE THE AMBASSADOR EXTRAORDINARY AND PLENIPOTENTIARY OF THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA
On January 7, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has received new Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to Turkmenistan Shin Sung-Chul.
Presenting his credentials, the diplomat congratulated the Head of the State and people of our country on New Year 2021, which was declared as International Year of Peace and Trust by the special resolution of the UN General Assembly at the initiative of Turkmenistan, as well as conveyed warm greetings and best wishes to President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov from the President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in.
Having highlighted big importance paid to cooperation with the countries of Central Asian region where Turkmenistan occupies leading positions, the ambassador has expressed deep interest of his country in further steadfast development of interstate dialog, which meets mutual goals and interests.
Having welcomed the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea and congratulated him on the appointment to responsible post, the Head of Turkmenistan has returned his best wishes and congratulations on New Year to the government officials of friendly country. It was highlighted that Turkmenistan also pays special attention to strengthening of traditional friendship and partnership relations with the Republic of Korea, which is one of the most developed countries on the planet.
During the meeting, which was held in constructive manner, the sides have exchanged the opinions of wide range of subjects of old productive cooperation, which has been built on the positions of equal rights and mutual benefit from the beginning. Special emphasis has been laid upon the realization of achieved agreements on further intensification of cooperation between two countries in political and diplomatic, trade and economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres.
Regular contacts on the highest level are reliable foundation for steadfast development of interstate dialog, which has been taken to fundamentally new level in the last years. In particular, the President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in always says that he remembers his government visit to Turkmenistan, from which he started his Central Asian tour in April 2019 after his election to high government post, with special feelings.
Having confirmed the proximity or similarity of the positions of both countries on the main subjects of international politics, the sides agreed to continue strengthening beneficial partnership in the world arena, including on the platform of big competent organizations and regional structures.
Video message of the Head of Turkmenistan to the participants of International Forum of the Northern Economic Cooperation, which was held in the capital of the Republic of Korea, Seoul in the end of the last October, was a visual indication of efficient cooperation of two countries in the world arena.
During the meeting, the Head of Turkmenistan and Korean diplomat have also highly appreciated fruitful character of work of the Central Asia – the Republic of Korea Cooperation Forum, which activity makes significant contribution to strengthening of mutual trust and activation of cooperation between the Republic of Korea and countries of Central Asia in various spheres.
Coming over the agenda of bilateral relations, the sides have stated with delight that agreements that have been achieved at the high level meetings, brought Turkmen – Korean interstate dialog to new level of development, having opened real opportunities for expansion of the partnership in the main directions.
In this regard, significant role of Interstate Turkmen – Korean Commission for trade, economic, scientific and technological cooperation and Joint Turkmen – Korean Business Council established at the initiative of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has been highlighted.
The Leader of the nation highlighted that taking unprecedented by scale and importance measures for technical rearmaments and modernization of the main branches of national economy, our country bets on wide implementation of the achievements of scientific and technical progress and active attraction of foreign practice.
The main Korean companies, which are the leaders in high technologies in the world market, express their willingness to present their latest scientific and production developments for realization of joint projects of construction of production infrastructure facilities of national and regional significance.
Activation of activity of Korean business structures, which successfully work in petrochemical, gas processing motor transport and other spheres, observed in the last years, visually indicates efficient character and high dynamics of development between Turkmenistan and South Korea.
It was mentioned that the world famous companies LG and Hyundai work effectively in oil and gas and transport sectors of Turkmenistan’s economy for many years.
Construction of gas treatment plant at Galkynysh Field, installations for production of high-octane gasoline at Turkmenbashy Refinery Complex as well as polymeric plant in Kiyanly, Balkan Region, which is specialized in production of polypropylene and polyethylene, has been noted among strategic projects, which were successfully accomplished with participation of Korean partners.
According to unanimous opinion, humanitarian relations, which are supported by various cultural actions, scientific and creative forums as well as activity of education center for study of Korean language in Turkmenistan are important components of bilateral relations.
Having congratulated Shin Sung-Chul on the beginning of his work in Turkmenistan, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov informed that he plans to visit the Republic of Korea right after the state borders would be opened and favourable conditions for the high-level meeting would be made.
Having expressed gratitude for the wishes, the diplomat assured Turkmen leader that from his side, he would put all efforts for comprehensive intensification of traditionally friendly Turkmen – Korean relations and comprehensive expansion of cooperation for mutual interests.