Turkmenistan and UNHCR officials discussed aspects of implementation of Ashgabat Declaration on Refugees

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The Regional Representative of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for Central Asia, Saber Azam, is visiting Ashgabat. He held a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan. This is reported by the press service of the Turkmen Foreign Ministry.

During the meeting, the sides discussed prospects of expansion of cooperation between Turkmenistan, as a permanent member of the Executive Committee of the Programme of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, with UNHCR. In this context, the sides looked at the issues related to implementation of the Ashgabat Declaration, which was adopted at the International Conference “Refugees in the Muslim World” in the Turkmen capital on 10-11 May 2012.

“The meeting reaffirmed mutual willingness of Turkmenistan and UNHCR to continue a productive dialogue, taking into account the key aspects of the state policy of Turkmenistan aimed at building up international cooperation and consolidated approach to solving global problems of our time,” the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan said.