June 19, 2020, 13:30
AKIPRESS.COM - Turkmenistan and the European Union (EU) have discussed expanding cooperation in the field of international humanitarian law, Trend reports. The discussion took place as part of the Human Rights Dialogue "Turkmenistan - European Union" held via a video conference on June 18, 2020.
The heads and representatives of relevant ministries and organizations of the country, including the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Internal Affairs, Mejlis (Parliament) of Turkmenistan and other institutions, as well as Ombudswoman of Turkmenistan Yazdursun Gurbannazarova attended the meeting.
The European side at the meeting was represented by the high ranking officials of the European Service for Foreign Policy Activities and Head of the European Union Delegation to Turkmenistan Diego Ruiz Alonso.
During the meeting, issues of expanding cooperation between Turkmenistan and the EU in the field of human rights and international humanitarian law were discussed. An exchange of views took place on issues such as the development of civil society, the rule of law and judicial reform, and intensive interaction between the parties to reduce the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The parties noted importance of expanding cooperation between Turkmenistan and the EU in the framework of multilateral forums and international organizations.