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Ashgabat to host next meeting of Japanese, Central Asian FMs

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Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Apr. 27 By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend: Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed hope for further strengthening and expansion of friendly relations with Turkmenistan in his letter to the Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

The Japanese PM sent the letter on occasion of the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Turkmenistan and Japan.

Abe noted that over a period since 2009, the Turkmen president visited Japan three times.

He reminded that during Berdimuhamedov’s visit in 2013, documents were signed on economic projects, worth a total of 1 trillion Japanese yen, which led to extensive development of the two countries’ cooperation.

Shinzo Abe visited Turkmenistan for the first time in 2015.

Ashgabat will host the sixth meeting of foreign ministers of Central Asian countries and Japan, the Turkmen Dovlet Habarlary state news service reported Apr. 28.

“Turkmenistan, which is presiding in the Central Asia plus Japan dialogue since 2014, is preparing to host the sixth meeting of foreign ministers of Central Asian states and Japan,” according to the news service.

The meeting will be attended by foreign ministers of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Japan, who will mull peace and security issues, promotion of peaceful development of Afghanistan, as well as other issues.

Signing of joint documents is expected after the meeting.

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