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Turkmenistan Deputy Minister in talks with Director-General

Embassy of Turkmenistan in Rome to strengthen collaboration

4 May 2016, Antalya, Turkey — On the margins of the 30th FAO Regional Conference for Europe, which is taking place here this week, the Director-General met with Turkmenistan’s Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Water Economy Guyzgeldi Bayjanov.

The Deputy Minister expressed appreciation for the support received from FAO, noting that Turkmenistan was the only country in Central Asia with no fixed FAO presence. The imminent opening of an Embassy of Turkmenistan in Rome would pave the way to strengthened collaboration, with a step-by-step approach, he said.

It was noted that support from FAO’s Subregional Office for Central Asia in Ankara would be provided for the organisation a food security in Turkmenistan in the near future.

Also participating in the meeting was Head of the International Department of the Ministry Hudayberdi Hajyyev.