On July 21, 2023, Serdar Berdimuhamedov, President of Turkmenistan, welcomed Kim Jin-pyo, Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea, who was visiting with a representative delegation from his country.
The leader of the state expressed his confidence that the talks and negotiations during the current visit would contribute to further consolidating bilateral inter-parliamentary relations. President Berdimuhamedov pointed out that Turkmenistan highly values its traditionally friendly ties with the Republic of Korea and is eager to strengthen them in all spheres.
The Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea expressed his gratefulness for the warm welcome and conveyed to the Head of State cordial greetings from President Yoon Suk Yeol, who sent his best wishes to all the people of Turkmenistan. The Republic of Korea confirmed its commitment to effective cooperation with Turkmenistan, based on the principles of mutual respect and trust.
The Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea was also thankful to President Serdar Berdimuhamedov for awarding him the Bitaraplyk Order, emphasizing that he would continue to do his best to promote successful Turkmen-Korean partnership.
Returning greetings and best wishes to the President of the Republic of Korea, President Serdar Berdimuhamedov noted with satisfaction the ongoing dialogue between the two countries, which is developing rapidly in both bilateral and multilateral frameworks.
During the exchange of views on the priority issues of Turkmen-Korean relations, it was noted that the two countries are constructively collaborating in the political and diplomatic fields, as well as through authoritative international organizations, particularly the UN.
In recent years, contacts between the legislative bodies of the two countries have also intensified, where mutual visits at a high parliamentary level are of great importance. In this context, the visit of the Hero-Arkadag Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to the Republic of Korea, which took place in November 2022, and the current visit of the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea to Turkmenistan are important steps towards bringing the inter-parliamentary partnership to a new level. As emphasized, meetings and consultations, exchange of experience in this area also contribute to the improvement of the legal framework for interstate cooperation, taking into account modern realities.
In continuation of the conversation, it was noted that a long-term nature is inherent in bilateral trade and economic partnership. A solid experience of cooperation between Turkmenistan and leading Korean companies has been gained, a number of major projects in the gas chemical industry have been implemented. The large-scale programs being implemented in our country provide broad prospects for the implementation of new joint projects.
At the same time, great importance is invariably attached to cooperation in the humanitarian sphere, the deepening of traditional ties in the fields of culture and education. There is also good potential for expanding contacts in the field of tourism.
At the end of the meeting, the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and the Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea Kim Jin-pyo exchanged best wishes to each other, expressing confidence that a constructive, fruitful interstate dialogue would continue to develop successfully across its entire spectrum, acquiring new concrete content.