A meeting was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan with the new head of the UNICEF office

On June 12, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov met with the newly appointed head of the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Country Office, Ms. Jalpa Ratna, who presented copies of her credentials.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, R. Meredov congratulated the diplomat on her appointment to the post and wished her success and new achievements in her mission.

Having noted the high level of cooperation, the parties discussed priority areas and prospects for the development of relations between Turkmenistan and the UN Children's Fund.

Issues regarding the implementation of the UNICEF Country Program for Turkmenistan for 2021-2025 were considered, the priority areas of which are governance for children, child health, child nutrition and early development, social protection of children and quality inclusive education.

The importance of the activities of the Charitable Foundation to assist children in need of care named after Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in providing medical services to children in need of restoration of health was noted.

Ms. Jalpa Ratna expressed her readiness to make every effort to further develop a fruitful partnership in all areas of mutual interest and expand the legal framework for cooperation, the source notes.