Development of Turkmen - Chinese cooperation: towards a great future with youth

06 January 2023

      On January 5-6, 2023, declaredthe year of "Happy Youth with Arkadag Serdar", the state visit of the President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and members of the government  delegation to the People's Republic of China took place.  It should be especially noted that this isthe first foreign visit of Arkadagly Serdar this year, which coincided with asignificant date - the 31 st anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic  relations between Turkmenistan and China.

      After the talks between the heads  of  the two states, an extended meeting was held with the participation of members of the official delegations of the two countries. It is necessary to  note the effective nature of the bilateral partnership.  This is confirmed by the agreements reachedduring the last meeting, enshrined in the signed documents, which will furtherstrengthen mutually beneficial interstate cooperation, including in the fieldof science and education.  Along withproductive trade and economic cooperation, issues of education occupy animportant place in Turkmen-Chinese relations. At present, fruitful contacts are being carried both at the governmental  level and at the level of higher educational institutions and companies of thetwo countries.  Speaking of connectionsbetween universities and companies of the two countries, which are important inbroadening of the Turkmen-Chinese cooperation, it is significant that Turkmenistanconsiders them as a valuable resource for rapprochement and mutualunderstanding between our states and peoples.

      Turkmenistan highly appreciates  the readiness of Chinese partners to accept young people from our country for  training and pays special attention to our compatriots who are currently studying in China.  Confirmation of this is the meeting with Turkmen students studying in higher educational  institutions of the People's Republic of China with the participation of  members  of  the government delegation.


      As the result of the talks  between the heads of the two states, the signing ceremony of a considerable  package of bilateral documents was held, including the Memorandum of Understanding between the Yagshygeldi Kakayev International Oil and Gas Universityand the China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), the purpose of which is to  strengthen international cooperation in  the  field of education and scientific research in the process of training young highly qualified specialists for the  oil and gas industry of  our  Motherland.