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Turkmenistan and USAID Consider Cooperation Projects

AKIPRESS.COM – Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan V. Hajiyev on May 11 met with Deputy Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Asia of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Änjali Kaur, who is on a working visit to Ashgabat, the Foreign Ministry reported.

The parties discussed the state and prospects of cooperation between Turkmenistan and USAID in promoting both regional and national projects. V. Hajiyev noted that the asset of the long-term cooperation of Turkmenistan with the Agency has a number of joint projects in the area of trade and economic development, education, healthcare, public administration, the legislative and legal sphere, the social sector, and the agro-industrial complex.

The diplomats also updated the issues on the bilateral agenda. The tasks facing the Working Group established by Turkmenistan jointly with USAID on the assessment and reduction of methane emissions were discussed. A thorough exchange of views took place on issues of advisory and technical support through USAID related to Turkmenistan’s accession to the WTO.

A common opinion was also expressed regarding the priority in the interaction agenda of such areas as digitalization and the development of low-carbon energy.