UAE-Turkmenistan Consular Consultations Committee holds 1st meeting

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(Abu Dhabi) – The UAE and Turkmenistan held, in Abu Dhabi, the first edition of their joint “Consular Consultations Committee,” chaired by Rashid Al Dhaheri, Director of the Citizens Affairs Administration of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Altiv Anamurat Kakovinov, Director of the Consular Affairs Administration at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.

At the start of the meeting, Al Dhaheri conveyed the greetings of H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, who both praised the deep bilateral consular ties between the two countries, which led to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, related to exemption of visas for citizens with diplomatic and private passports.

Kakovinov praised the efforts of both sides to strengthen their relations and provide the best services to their citizens.

During the meeting, both sides discussed many topics related to citizen’s issues, how to provide consular services and related challenges, and how to introduce the best relevant practices. They also discussed suggestions on their bilateral work and adopting services initiatives.

The meeting was attended by several officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Ministry of Interior, and the Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, as well as their counterparts from Turkmenistan.