Turkmenistan and U.S. consider main vectors of cooperation
Turkmenistan and the United States discussed the main vectors of cooperation, in particular, security issues, trade and economic ties, and the humanitarian spectrum, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
The parties focused on security issues, as well as reviewed the results of cooperation and outlined its priority areas. Cooperation in the field of border protection and combating drug trafficking was considered.
Regional and international security issues were also discussed. Special emphasis is placed on peace-building in Afghanistan. The effectiveness of interaction formats such as "Central Asia + USA" and "Turkmenistan-USA-Afghanistan" was highlighted.
The sides expressed their commitment to further strengthen cooperation in ensuring security, including through cooperation between the relevant structures of the two countries. Three-day political consultations between the foreign ministries of Turkmenistan and the US started in the format of a videoconference on December 15, 2020, Trend reported.