Turkmenistan will study the possibilities of cooperation with SCO

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Turkmenistan will study the possibilities of cooperation with SCO 21.02.2017 14:48

Ashgabat considers options for cooperation with the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, said President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

"In recent years there have been some positive trends in the coordinated work of our country and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization", - Berdimuhammedov said.

"I consider it expedient to study all the possible forms of cooperation with this major regional organizations", - he stressed.

This statement was made by Berdymukhamedov February 18 the enlarged meeting of the Cabinet. Reporting on the meeting was aired on national television on 19 February.

The Turkmen leader also said: "As an associate member of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Turkmenistan will continue to develop its activities in the framework of the CIS, in accordance with the basic rules of its legal status neutral".

He also said that "cooperation with the international financial and economic structures is now of great importance to the successful involvement of Turkmenistan in the global world economy".

"In this aspect, we will continue to maintain a fruitful cooperation with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Asian Development Bank, Islamic Development Bank and other major financial institutions", - said the leader of Turkmenistan.

The head of state also said that Turkmenistan will continue to explore the prospects for accession to the World Trade Organization.