President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), Sven Alkalaj.
The President of Turkmenistan and senior UN official exchanged views on the key issues of cooperation between Turkmenistan and the UN Economic Commission for Europe, given the fact that this year, at the fifth meeting of the 65th session of the UNECE, Turkmenistan was elected vice- chairman of the Commission for a two-year period.
The sides discussed the topical areas of partnership such as trade and economy, energy, transport and communications sector and a number of others.
The UNECE Executive Secretary expressed his full support for Turkmenistan's international initiatives and stressed that Turkmenistan plays an important role in defining the global development goals for the period after 2015.
The sides also noted that Turkmenistan’s election to one of the principal bodies of the United Nations such as the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) for the period of 2013-2015 is evidence of the high level of cooperation between Turkmenistan and the UN.