Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Aug.9 /Trend H.Hasanov/
Two-day working visit of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov to Turkey begins on Thursday, during which it is planned to hold the negotiations феthe highest level and to visit Istanbul and Izmir, the Turkmen government said on Thursday.
The cooperation is developing on the basis of complementarity of national economies. The parties noted that partnership in the frame of the projects to create a modern transport infrastructure, particularly for modernization and technical equipment of ports that are important hubs of the Eurasian continent is extremely beneficial.
"It is no accident that the possibilities of cooperation in this direction will be one of the topics at the upcoming meeting between the presidents of the two countries Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov and Abdullah Gul," the statement said.
The tourism sector, which is considered very promising vector of bilateral relations, taking into account the experience of Turkey in the creation of a developed tourism industry and a project on creation of a national tourist zone Avaz on the Caspian coast, is an important are of cooperation.
"The similarity of views on many issues of international politics already determines the success of the visit to Turkey," the government said.
Turkish companies in Turkmenistan master more than 1270 investment projects, more than 1,200 projects of which worth more than $15 billion, 26 projects worth more than 2 billion euros, 26 projects worth more than 56 billion manat and other projects.
Ashgabat and Ankara would like to develop energy cooperation. Turkey declares its readiness to facilitate the export of the Caspian energy resources to Europe through its territory. There are two ways - through Iran, as well as on the bottom of the Caspian Sea through Azerbaijan.
There is a dynamic growth of mutual trade between Turkmenistan and Turkey, which increased by 25 percent in 2011 compared to 2010. Turkmenistan exports, mainly textile products, energy, chemical and agricultural industries. Turkmenistan imports the metal and its products, household goods, hardware, building materials, electrical, chemical and light industry, food, vehicles, medicines, etc. from Turkey.
"The next, the second visit, performed by the head of the Turkmen state at the invitation of his Turkish counterpart - President Abdullah Gul this year is another clearest evidence of a deep mutual interest in further strengthening the ties of old friendship and brotherhood, supported by an experience of fruitful cooperation on a number of key areas during the new historical era," the media said.
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