The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz held official talks at the Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh yesterday with the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow. They discussed bilateral relations between the two countries and regional issues.
In a speech that he delivered during the discussions, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques praised Turkmenistan’s achievements with regards to establishing political stability and economic development through supporting the decisions of the Islamic military alliance to combat terrorism. King Salman also expressed his hopes that “that the world community will succeed in finding a solution to the Syrian crisis according to the Geneva 1 statement and UN resolution 2254, and that the consultations between Yemeni parties will lead to the crisis being solved according to the Gulf initiative, outcomes of the national dialogue and UN resolution 2216”. He also called on Iran “to stop intervening in the domestic affairs of the region’s countries and supporting militias and armed factions”.
On his part, President Berdimuhamedow emphasised the strong relations between Saudi Arabia and his country, and stressed the need to develop, promote and support all efforts that aim to achieve security and peace in the region and the world.
The summit culminated in the signing of nine agreements, memoranda of understanding and cooperation programmes between the two governments. These included an agreement on cooperation in the field of security which was signed on the Saudi side by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, and on the Turkmen side by the Defense Minister and Secretary of the Security Council Colonel General Yaylym Berdiev.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman held a meeting with President Berdimuhamedov yesterday. They addressed opportunities for bilateral cooperation between the two countries and issues of mutual interest.