His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Turkmen President discuss stronger relations, latest regional developments.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and President of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, discussed ways to develop bilateral relations, the latest global developments, and issues of mutual interest, during talks held at the Presidential Palace in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed welcomed the President of Turkmenistan and expressed his confidence that the visit would contribute to strengthening the UAE-Turkmen relations and enhance the political, economic and cultural bonds between the two friendly people and countries.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed emphasised that the UAE, led by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, gives great importance to relations with Turkmenistan, while stating that ties between the two sides are based on strong pillars of understanding and joint interest and is witnessing significant importance during the past years, thanks to the joint will of the leadership of the two countries.

He also indicated that the continuous consultations between the two countries make them optimistic regarding the future of the Emirati-Turkmen ties, especially since these relations have the potential of development, expansion and promising opportunities in the gas, oil, renewable energy and other fields.

Turkmen President expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome and hospitality, lauding the overall cultural renaissance being witnessed by the UAE in all fields.

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed and Berdimuhamedow also tackled ways to develop co-operation in investment, economic, tourism, cultural and other domains, which would contribute to achieving the aspirations of the two countries and its people.

They also reviewed a number of regional and global issues of mutual interest. In conclusion, they emphasised their joint desire to boost relations and intensify ties, co-operation and co-ordination in all fields that serve development, progress, and welfare of the two friendly people.

They stressed the importance of doubling the international community’s efforts to achieve peace, security and co-existence in the region and the world to promote tolerance, dialogue and concepts of co-existence among various people.

The meeting was attended by H.H. Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler’s Representative in Al Ain Region; H.H. Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council; H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs ; H.H. Sheikh Hamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chief of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court; Ahmed Juma Al Za’abi, Deputy Minister for Presidential Affairs; Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy; Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs; Obaid bin Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of State for Financial Affairs; Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Industry; Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Bowardi, Minister of State for Defence Affairs; Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment; Dr. Sultan bin Ahmad Sultan Al Jaber, Minister of State; Dr. Ahmed Mubarak Al Mazroui, Secretary- General of the Executive Council; Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Affairs Authority (EAA); Jassim Mohammed Buatabh Al Zaabi, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Office; Major General Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police; Lt. General Hamad Mohammed Thani Al Rumaithi, Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces; Mohammed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Under-Secretary of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, and Lt. General Juma Ahmed Al Bawardi Al Falasi, Adviser to Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

Turkmenistan side included Rashid Meredov, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs; Esenmyrat Orazgeldiyev, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers; Bahargul Abdyyeva, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers; Maksat Babayev, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers; Yaylym Berdiyev, Minister of Defence; Begench Gundogdyyev, Head of the State Border Service � Commander of Border Guard Forces; Yagshigeldi Kakayev, Adviser to the President of Turkmenistan on Oil and Gas Issues; Shamuhammet Durdulyyev, Mayor of Ashgabat; Batyr Bazarov, Minister of Finance and Economy; Dovran Orazmyradov, Minister of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations; Mammetmyrat Geldinyyazov, Minister of Education, Atageldi Shamyradov, Minister of Culture, Myrat Archayev, State Minister of Turkmenistan � the Chairman of the State Concern (Turkmengaz); Bayramgeldi Ovezov, Minister of Communication, Alym Owezow; Head of the State concern (Turkmenawtoyollary); Dowran Saburov, Head of the State Service (Turkmenhovayollary); Amanmyrat Gurdov, Chairman of the State Service of Maritime and River Transport; Mergennepes Annanepesov, Director-General of the State Association (Turkmen atlary), Rahimberdy Jepbarov, Chairman of the Board of State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs; Aleksandr Dadayev, Mayor of Awaza area of the Turkmenbashy, as well as a number of senior officials.