H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and Turkmenistan President, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, today attended a signing ceremony of several agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) between the two friendly countries in the economic, investment, ports and energy sectors, at the headquarters of EXPO 2020 Dubai.
During the meeting, Sheikh Mansour hailed the signing of several agreements and MoUs between the two countries and stressed the need to develop partnership opportunities between the UAE and Turkmenistan to meet the aspirations and visions of the leadership.
Sheikh Mansour stressed the attention attached by the UAE to boosting cooperation with Turkmenistan and developing relations between the two countries in economic and development sectors.
The parties also tackled bilateral relations between the two sides and reviewed several issues of mutual concern.
In his speech in the Visitors' Book of Expo 2020 Dubai, the Turkmen President expressed happiness at his country's participation in the international event, highlighting the strong ties between Turkmenistan and the UAE.
He also said that he looks forward to enhancing ties that would boost growth and prosperity in the two friendly countries.
The agreements and MoUs signed between the two countries included an MoU in the port operations and logistics fields between DP World and Turkmenistan's Transport, Communication Agencies of Turkmenistan, signed by Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO, DP World, and Hayitmuradov Agamurad, Chairman of the "Turkmenmen dizderyayollary" (Maritime) Agency, the Agency for Transport and Communications under the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan.
Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director-General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and Rejepov Dovletgeldi, Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Turkmenistan signed an agreement to establish an investment company in Turkmenistan between the ADFD and Turkmenistan's Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Al Suwaidi and Dovletgeldi also signed a loan agreement to finance a chemical plant for mineral fertilisers in Turkmenabat city in Turkmenistan.
Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, Chief Executive of Masdar, and Rejepmuradov Hajymuhammet, Minister of Energy of Turkmenistan, inked an MoU between Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar) and Turkmenistan's Energy Company.
Khalid Ibrahim Abdulrahim Al Qasim, Assistant Director-General for Economic Policies and Studies division (DED), and Jepbarov Rahimberdi, Chairman of the State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan, signed an MoU for the Department of Economic Development, Dubai (DED) and the State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs of Turkmenistan, respectively.
Among those who attended from the UAE side were Reem bint Ibrahim Al Hashemy, Minister of State for International Cooperation; Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure; Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, and Ahmed Alhai Al Hamli, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Turkmenistan.
Among those from the Turkmen side were, Gylyjov Chary - Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan; Gurbannazarov Orazmyrat, Minister of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations of Turkmenistan; Serdarmammet Garajaev, Ambassador of Turkmenistan to UAE, and Y. Amanov, Consul-General of Turkmenistan in Dubai were present.