On October 17, 2015, Turkmen-Austrian political consultations held in Ashgabat at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan. The Austrian delegation was headed by the Secretary-General of the Federal Ministry for European Integration and Foreign Affairs of Austria, Mr. Michael Linhart.
At the agenda of the bilateral negotiations was stressed the development of the cooperation in political, trade-economic, cultural and humanitarian fields. Speaking about the commitment to the development of the traditionally friendly relations that are built on trust and mutual respect, the parties stressed the role of high-level visits, which in turn gives high impetus to the growth of mechanisms of bilateral cooperation.
The sides paid the special attention to the activation of the intergovernmental cooperation in the way of development of the joint forms of interaction.It was also noted the relevance of the further development of cooperation in the framework of international organizations by supporting mutual initiatives.
The representatives of the parties considered the possibilities of establishing the direct contacts and cooperation between the business circles of the two countries in the field of agriculture, water and energy sectors.
The sides marked the mutual interest in further expanding the ties in cultural-humanitarian cooperation, particularly in sports and education area.
At the conclusion of the meeting the parties reaffirmed their commitment to the improvement of bilateral relations to a higher level, which are matching to the long-term interests of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Austria.