Turkish president invited to Turkmenistan

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Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Dec. 20 / Trend H. Hasanov /

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov sent an invitation to his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul to visit Turkmenistan at any convenient time, the Turkmen government said today.

The invitation was delivered during a meeting with co-chairman of the Turkmen-Turkish Business Council Sefa Gomdeniz.

According to the information, the Turkish president's greetings were conveyed to the Turkmen counterpart. The Turkish president expressed his side's great interest in increasing the interaction with Turkmenistan on the whole spectrum.

A high level of the interstate relations was stressed at the meeting.

'The Turkmen leader emphasised the desire of both countries to continue fruitful cooperation based on the principles of equality and mutual benefit taking into account national interests', a government report from Ashgabat said.

The stable growth of bilateral trade turnover and the implementation of several large scale joint projects testify to this.

A big textile complex recently built with the participation of Turkish partners in the Rukhabat district of the Akhal region, was cited as an example.

While expressing Turkish businessmen's interest in accelerating the mutually beneficial partnership, Gomdeniz thanked Berdimuhamedov for the help and full support for Turkish companies working in the country.

Turkish businessmen are involved in over 1270 investment projects in Turkmenistan, including more than 1200 projects worth over $15 billion and 26 projects worth over two billion euros as well as 26 projects worth over 56 billion manat and other projects.

Ankara is interested in delivering Caspian energy resources to Europe via the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan and Turkey. Ashgabat involves Turkish companies in the construction of the Avaza resort on the Caspian Sea.

The investment climate in Turkmenistan was previously covered by Turkish media. In particular, in early 2012 president of the branch network of the Turkish company Nata Construction Tourism Trade and Industry Co. Yapı Namık Tanik, operating in Turkmenistan, urged his Turkish counterparts through the media to invest in the country, stressing that there are issues with the Turkmen government's problems.

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