Topic: Foreign Relations
Ashgabat, 29 July 2005 (nCa) --- Ambassador Peter Butcher, the new British envoy to Turkmenistan, presented his credentials Thursday to President Saparmurat Niyazov.
The sides expressed confidence that mutually beneficial relations based on equality would continue to flourish during the tenure of Ambassador Butcher.
It was agreed that in order to maintain security and peace in the world, there was need for more efforts to combat terrorism and narcotics that are posing threat to the entire mankind.
Niyazov, who had earlier sent a message of condolence to Prime Minister Blair on the recent bombings in London, again expressed his sorrow and grief at the carnage.
Ambassador Butcher said that he would do his best to further develop the good relations between the two countries.
British envoy mentioned even though Burren Energy and Dragon Oil were traditional partners of Turkmenistan, there were many more British firms that were highly interested in entering the Turkmen market.
Ambassador Butcher presented a letter from Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain.