Saudi king meets Turkmenistan president in Riyadh

By Gulsen Topcu

RIYADH (AA) – Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who is currently on an official visit to Saudi Arabia, met Saudi King Salman bin Abdelaziz on Monday in Riyadh.

According to the official Saudi News Agency, the two leaders signed nine agreements and memorandums of understanding during their meeting.

King Salman and Berdimuhamedov discussed recent regional and international developments, with the Saudi monarch reiterating longstanding calls on Iran not to interfere in the domestic affairs of regional states.

Commenting on peace talks in Kuwait, Salman voiced hope that ongoing negotiations between the Yemeni government and the Shia Houthi group would lead to a final resolution of the crisis in Yemen in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution 2216.

King Salman also voiced hope for enhanced bilateral cooperation between Saudi Arabia and Turkmenistan in terms of trade, investment, energy, agriculture, tourism and the fight against terrorism.

Berdimuhamedov, for his part, said Turkmenistan was keen to maintain good relations between the two countries and would support all initiatives aimed at promoting peace and security.