May 23, 2018

The Minister of Environment and Energy, His Excellency Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim who is visiting Turkmenistan as a Special Envoy of His Excellency the President of Maldives has today met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, His Excellency Rasit Meredov.

At the meeting held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, Minister Thoriq conveyed greetings and well wishes from His Excellency Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, President of the Republic of Maldives, to the Government and the people of Turkmenistan. Minister Thoriq also expressed appreciation for the opportunity and the generous courtesy extended by the Government of Turkmenistan to the Minister and his delegation.

Both Ministers had a fruitful discussion to strengthen the close bilateral ties that has existed for over 25 years. The Ministers also exchanged views in intensifying cooperation in economic, environment and social sectors. Minister Meredov, supported the ideals

the Maldives presents in the international sphere and highlighted that climate change, sustainable development and counterterrorism are areas for collaboration between the two countries and issues that that Turkmenistan also prioritize and actively participates at the United Nations.

Minister Thoriq is accompanied by Mr. Ahmed Suzil, Assistant Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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