Turkmenistan and Saudi Arabia sign cooperation pacts

NISI20110904_0005075341King Salman of Saudi Arabia and the leader of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held official talks in Riyadh on May 1.

King Salman underlined the importance of bilateral relations and said that two countries are ready to improve relations on trade, investment, energy, agriculture, tourism, combating terrorism and extremism.

Saudi Gazette reports that the monarch praised the outcome of Turkmenistan’s wise policies, including the country’s neutrality, respect for good neighborliness and support for the Islamic Military Alliance to combat terrorism, which led to political stability and economic growth in the country.

“We call on Iran to stop intervening in the domestic affairs of countries in the region and supporting militias and armed factions,” the King said.

Turkmen leader also expressed his thoughts on the improvement of bilateral relations and he said Turkmenistan-Saudi Arabia relations have great potential for regional development and cooperation against extremism.

After the meeting, two leaders attended the signing ceremony of nine agreements and memorandums of cooperation.

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