Today President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has received re-appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Arab Emirates Ahmed Alhay Hamad Hamis Alhameli who handed his credentials to the head of the state.

Having expressed sincere gratitude for the given time, the diplomat conveyed to the leader of the nation warm greetings and best regards from the President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and members of the family of Sheikhs of the United Arab Emirates, having confirmed adherence of the country to the constructive interstate dialogue which is equitable to general interests. As the Ambassador marked, for him it is a great honour to represent the United Arab Emirates in Turkmenistan which carries out peaceful creative policy, based on the status of permanent neutrality, and shows dynamics of social and economic development.

Having thanked for kind words, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov with satisfaction noted traditionally friendly, fruitful character of the Turkmen-Emirates relations built on principles of mutual respect and mutually beneficial partnership equal in rights. Having conveyed reciprocal warm greetings to the top officials of the United Arab Emirates, the head of the state congratulated the diplomat on his appointment to the responsible post and wished him successes in the field of the further strengthening of bilateral cooperation which is based upon long-term experience of teamwork and possesses impressive potential in various spheres.

Throughout the conversation the interested exchange of opinions on prospects of productive interaction for its priority directions took place. It was thus noted that the reliable base to development of Turkmen-Emirates partnership on a long-term basis has been put during negotiations and the summits held in recent years, including within the official visit of the President of Turkmenistan to the United Arab Emirates in 2018.

Activization of interstate cooperation was also promoted by the working visit of the governmental delegation of Turkmenistan led by Deputy Chairman S.Berdimuhamedov to the United Arab Emirates in June, the current year during which issues of development of trade and economic relations, increases in volume of goods turnover, realisation of joint investment projects were discussed. The reached agreements and also a number of bilateral documents signed following the results of the meeting with Director General of the Abu-Dhabi Fund for Development visually testify to its productivity. Thus, the negotiations carried out in the United Arab Emirates have confirmed again adherence of the parties to the course of strategic partnership.

Concrete example of practical realisation of the agreements reached with the Emirate partners is the civil-engineering design implementation in Balkan region the new International airport with a capacity of 100 passengers per hour. Erection of the airport complex is financed for the account of the corresponding agreement concluded between the Government of our country and Abu Dhabi Fund for Development.  With attraction of Emirate investments it is also expected to realize the civil-engineering design of hybrid solar-wind power station with a capacity of 10 megawatts in the territory of the Turkmen lake “Altyn asyr”.

With the account of available versatile potential favourable possibilities for expansion of effective interaction in such actual directions, as energy, transport and communications, industrial sector, agriculture, building, and also introduction of the advanced scientific achievements and innovative technologies, including in the field of use of renewed energy sources nowadays open. Thus, the great significance is given to activity of the Joint committee on cooperation.

It was noted also that Turkmenistan intends to take an active part in the next World   "EXPO" to be held in the city of Dubai.

Interaction in the humanitarian -cultural sphere invariably acts as important component of interstate dialogue.

At the end of the meeting having expressed President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov warm gratitude for his constant support to Turkmen-Emirate cooperation, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Arab Emirates Ahmed Alhay Hamad Hamis Al Hameli assured that from his side he will entirely promote the further development of constructive interstate relations, consolidation of traditional bonds of friendship and brotherhood between peoples of the two countries.

State Information Agency of Turkmenistan

The President of Turkmenistan has received the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Arab Emirates