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Russia Interested in Joint Fight Against Terrorism With Turkmenistan

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Moscow hopes to develop and strengthen cooperation with Ashgabat in both bilateral and international issues, including the fight against terrorism, illegal drug trade, and organized crime, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday.

ASHGABAT (Sputnik) – The intergovernmental commission on trade and economic cooperation has already begun its work very actively, Lavrov added.

"We are interested in coordinating our actions on issues countering terrorist threats, drug trafficking, and organized crime," Lavrov said during a meeting with Turkmen President Gurbangula Berdymukhamedov in Ashgabat.

The foreign minister also highlighted the qualitative changes made in bilateral cooperation, including in agriculture and medicine.

"We appreciate the attention you pay to humanitarian and cultural relations," he added, expressing hope that this trend would be reinforced.

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