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Turkmenistan and EU Discuss Strengthening International Cooperation

Brussels, July 11, 2024, The Europe Today: During a recent meeting between Turkmenistan’s Ambassador to Belgium, Sapar Palvanov, and representatives of the European Commission for International Partnership and the European External Action Service, discussions focused on enhancing cooperation between the EU and Turkmenistan in the realm of international cooperation.

According to, citing the Turkmen embassy, the meeting included Henrik Hololei, adviser to the Directorate-General for International Partnerships (DG INTPA) of the European Commission, DG INTPA Director Peteris Ustubs, and Andrea Rossi from the European External Action Service.

The discussions highlighted Turkmenistan’s pivotal role as a reliable transport bridge between Asia and Europe. Both parties recognized the significant progress in interregional cooperation between the EU and Central Asia in the transport sector, noting Turkmenistan’s active participation.

A key topic of the meeting was the upcoming gathering of EU and Central Asian transport ministers in Turkmenistan. This meeting aims to launch the EU-CA coordination platform in the field of transport, an initiative expected to bolster transport infrastructure development and improve logistics links between the regions.

The source notes that this initiative will contribute significantly to the advancement of transport infrastructure and the enhancement of logistics connectivity between Europe and Central Asia.