Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Oct. 11 / Trend H. Hasanov /
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedov's official visit to Qatar, designed to become a new milestone in the development of interstate cooperation, taking the form of an active and committed dialogue, will start on Oct. 11, the press service of the Turkmen government said.
A package of intergovernmental documents on all strategic directions is planned to be signed. The top level talks are planned to be held during the visit, which will run till October 12.
Berdimuhammedov and the Emir of Qatar Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani will synchronize positions on a wide range of issues of mutual cooperation in Doha.
The press-office of the Turkmen government said that the program of the visit also includes meetings with some ministers, visiting the "town of Knowledge" - a major scientific and educational center of Doha.
"There is no doubt that a top level meeting of the presidents will give momentum to the interstate relations between Turkmenistan and Qatar related to cultural and spiritual community seeking to build partnerships on trust and mutual benefit", the message said.
The Turkmen Foreign Ministry stresses that the president's visit will be a qualitatively new stage in the history of relations between the two countries and peoples. It will give positive impetus to bilateral ties to expand spheres of cooperation and further strengthen the roles and places of Turkmenistan and Qatar in the world.
Diplomatic relations between the two countries, the world's major exporters of natural gas, were established in 1996. The first interstate agreement was signed that time.
The main products of Turkmenistan supplied to Qatar, is the production of fuel and energy complex. Steel, equipment, mechanisms, electrical goods are imported from Qatar to Turkmenistan.