China and Turkmenistan Forge Deeper Cooperation Across Multiple Sectors

China and Turkmenistan Forge Deeper Cooperation Across Multiple Sectors

Ashgabat, The Gulf Observer: Shen Yueyue, Vice Chairperson of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), engaged in diplomatic discussions during her recent goodwill visit to Turkmenistan from Friday to Sunday.

During her visit, Shen, who also serves as Chairperson of the Good-Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation Commission of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, met with Turkmen President Serdar Berdimuhamedov. Additionally, she held constructive meetings with Ogulgerek Berdimuhamedova, spouse of the Chairman of the People’s Council of Turkmenistan, and Deputy Prime Minister Mahrijemal Mammedova.

Among her engagements, Shen conducted talks with Dunyagozel Gulmanova, Chairperson of the Parliament of Turkmenistan, and participated in an international conference commemorating the 300th birth anniversary of Turkmen poet Magtymguly Pyragy.

Reflecting on the bilateral relations, Shen emphasized the smooth development of the China-Turkmenistan comprehensive strategic partnership under the strategic guidance of Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Berdimuhamedov. She reiterated China’s commitment to implementing the important consensus reached by the leaders of both nations, supporting each other’s development paths, promoting high-quality Belt and Road cooperation, strengthening people-to-people connectivity, and jointly fostering a China-Turkmenistan community with a shared future.

In response, the Turkmen side commended the strong bilateral relations and expressed its readiness to deepen cooperation with China across various sectors including politics, economy and trade, energy, transportation, and culture. Turkmenistan reiterated its commitment to advancing the China-Central Asia mechanism for mutual development. Additionally, the Turkmen parliament expressed its eagerness to engage in exchanges and reciprocal visits with the CPPCC.