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ForMin Comanescu, Turkmen counterpart address energy, transport cooperation

The potential for Romanian-Turkmen cooperation in the energy and transport areas was a topic for discussion in talks on Thursday between Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Lazar Comanescu and his Turkmen counterpart Rashid Meredov, with the bilateral meeting taking place on the sidelines of the 71st Session of the UN General Assembly.

In a press statement released to Agerpres, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) says the meeting of the Romanian minister and the Turkmen Deputy PM and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Rashid Meredov, offered the opportunity for reviewing the bilateral relation, with emphasis being placed on intensifying political dialogue and economic relations.

“Discussed was the potential for cooperation in the energy and transport domains, as Turkmenistan sees Romania as a bridge towards Europe. Furthermore, Romania’s interest in the revision of the EU strategy regarding consolidation of relations with countries in Central Asia was expressed,” MAE says.

Also on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Comanescu had discussions with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Senegal, Mankeur Ndiaye, to discuss deepening bilateral relations in various areas – political, economic, cultural, as well as juridical and consular, through the conclusion of cooperation agreements in these fields.

Furthermore, the potential for Romanian-Senegalese cooperation in multilateral formats, such as the UN and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), was approached.

MAE mentions that Minister Lazar Comanescu also participated in a meeting of the South-East European Cooperation Process (SEECP) foreign ministers, during which the discussions focused on the possibilities to heighten cooperation on a regional level and to materialize the perspective of European integration for countries in the area.

At a luncheon offered by American Secretary of State John Kerry, traditionally organized by the US on the occasion of the UN General Assembly, topics on the agenda of the transatlantic relation were approached, as well as the conflict in Syria, the situation in Ukraine and the peace process in the Middle East, MAE informs.

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