Round table between the Institute of International Relations of Turkmenistan and the Diplomatic Institute of Romania
On November 21, 2022, with the assistance of the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Romania, was held a round table in the format of a videoconference between the Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan and the Diplomatic Institute of Romania under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of this country, as part of the events dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Turkmenistan and Romania, and the 27th anniversary of Permanent Neutrality Turkmenistan.
The General Director of the Diplomatic Institute of Romania, Liliana Popescu-Birlan, in her speech welcoming the Turkmen side, noted the interest of the Romanian side in establishing and further strengthening the established cooperation in the educational and research fields. In this context, the Director General thanked the Turkmen side for choosing Romanian universities when considering universities for sending Turkmen youth to foreign countries for education. Also, the Romanian side welcomed the establishment of relations between the Institute of International Relations of the MFA of Turkmenistan and the Diplomatic Institute of Romania in the field of education through the signing during the visit of the rector of the Institute of International Relations of the MFA of Turkmenistan to Romania on March 9-10, 2017, a bilateral Memorandum of Cooperation, which became the legal basis for the development of interuniversity scientific and educational cooperation.
Representatives of the Turkmen side in their speeches familiarized with the activities of the Institute spoke about the foreign policy of Turkmenistan, which is based on the principle of neutrality, history, the role and significance of the neutral status of Turkmenistan in ensuring peace and stability at the regional and international levels. At the same time were noted about Turkmen-Romanian bilateral cooperation in various fields and the established cooperation between the Turkmen and Romanian diplomatic institutions, and also were discussed issues of their further development.