Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Jan.20
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
A Turkmenistan government delegation will pay a working visit to Malaysia (21-25 January), where it will hold talks to enhance interstate cooperation, the Turkmen government said on Jan.20.
During the visit it is planned to hold meetings in a number of ministries and agencies of the country, during which issues relating to the activation of interstate cooperation and possibilities of expansion of fruitful contacts will take place to implement the existing sizable potential by taking into account mutual interests and benefit," the Turkmen government said.
The economies of the two countries are complementary. The key areas of mutual interest include trade, economic and the fuel and energy spheres. The countries exchanged embassies in July 2013.
Turkmenistan's interest in Malaysia is primarily connected with the activities of the state oil and gas company Petronas Charigali, operating in the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea since 1996.
The company started industrial production and exports of oil in May 2006, with the produced raw materials being transported through Azerbaijan. Natural gas production has also been possible in recent years and its transportation is possible both on the traditional route to Russia and on a projected route to Europe through the Caspian Sea and Azerbaijan.
According to Turkmen media reports, at a recent government meeting, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stressed the high level of Turkmen-Malaysian dialogue which acquired a new content thanks to the mutual inclination of the two countries and said Turkmenistan aims to achieve further strengthening and expansion of fruitful cooperation with Malaysia.
Translated by L.Z.
Edited by S.M.