ASHGABAT, 11 December – Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, has left the UAE on a working visit to Turkmenistan.
Dr. Al Jaber headed a delegation comprising Khaled Mohamed Balama, Governor of the Central Bank of the UAE (CBUAE); Mohamed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director-General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD); and a number of officials from the government and private sectors.
Ahmed Al Hay Al Hameli, UAE Ambassador to Turkmenistan, accompanied the Emirati delegation.
During the visit, Dr. Al Jaber met with Serdar Berdimuhamedov, President of Turkmenistan, and conveyed to him the greetings of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and his wishes for the leadership and people of Turkmenistan for further progress and prosperity.
He also conveyed the greetings of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court.
For his part, President Berdimuhamedov conveyed his greetings and best wishes to the leadership and people of the UAE, affirming his keenness to develop bilateral relations in all sectors for the benefit of the two friendly countries.
During the meetings, the delegation discussed ways to develop bilateral relations and enhance cooperation in the fields of oil, gas, clean energy, infrastructure, the banking sector, and opportunities for sustainable joint investments.
The delegation also reviewed the UAE’s readiness to host the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP28) in 2023, and ways of intensifying action to ensure energy security and support progress in climate action, as well as sustainable economic and social development.
The agenda of the visit included several meetings with top Turkmen officials.
This visit, which included a series of meetings with senior officials from Turkmenistan, comes within the framework of the keenness of the two countries’ leaderships to develop bilateral relations in the various economic, investment, cultural and tourism sectors, and to follow up on the outcomes of the visit of the Turkmen President to the UAE in November of this year, which witnessed the signing of a number of agreements and Memoranda of Understandings between the two countries across various fields. — WAM