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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Turkmenistan seeks to deepen diplomatic relations with Kyrgyzstan

Turkmenistan announced recently that it plans to widen its diplomatic ties with Kyrgyzstan.

According to the Kyrgyz presidential press service, the news followed a meeting between Kyrgyzstan President Almazbek Atambaev and Rashid Meredov, Turkmenistan's visiting foreign minister and deputy prime minister, Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty reports.

Meredov reportedly visited the neighboring Central Asian country to widen diplomatic ties between the two governments.

Turkmenistan remains the only country in the region that requires neighboring citizens to have a visa to enter its territory. Turkmenistan's capitol of Ashgabat recently announced its intent to open an embassy in the city, according to Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty.