New York

28 September 2013

Readout of the Secretary-General’s meeting with H.E. Mr. Rashid Meredov, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan

The Secretary-General met today with H.E. Mr. Rashid Meredov, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.

They discussed regional cooperation in Central Asia, including water management and cooperation on counter-terrorism, as well as key political and human rights issues in Turkmenistan.

The Secretary-General expressed appreciation for Turkmenistan’s contributions towards stability and development in Afghanistan. The Secretary-General also welcomed Turkmenistan’s initiative on energy security.