Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, June 13 / Trend , G.Hasanov/
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko will make an official visit to Turkmenistan on June 17-19, an official Turkmen source said.
During the visit, an inventory of the legal framework between the two countries will be held and a number of intergovernmental agreements will be signed. "Belarus is an old traditional partner of Turkmenistan", President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov said at the last meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, stressing that the cooperation with Belarus has broad prospects. The statement was made by a national television Turkmenistan-4, broadcasts in five languages.
Lukashenko made first official visit to Ashgabat in May 2002, when the parties agreed to dynamism the cooperation in the military sphere. In particular, there was discussed the possibility of supplies of Turkmen natural gas through Belarus to the European market, but it remained for the future.
Turkmenistan is acquiring a large quantity of tractor and automobile plants in Minsk and road equipment brand Amkodor. In addition, electrical equipment, furniture and pharmaceutical products from Belarus are delivered to the Turkmen market. In turn, Turkmen cotton and cotton yarn, textiles, skins, wool and petroleum products are delivered to Belarus.
In August 2007, direct flights between Ashgabat and Minsk were resumed, which was interrupted 15 years ago. In January 2008, Minsk hosted the first meeting of the intergovernmental Belarusian-Turkmen commission on trade and economic cooperation.
"Our people and countries are very much united. We see great prospects for constructive engagement to improve the economy and enhance the welfare of Belarus and Turkmenistan", Lukashenko addressed to Turkmen president.
"I'm confident that ... the joint realization of further mutually beneficial step will further strengthen the friendly relations between our countries and will display the Belarusian-Turkmen cooperation, including trade and economic sphere," Lukashenko said.
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