Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Oct. 16 / Trend D.Azizov /
Uzbek President Islam Karimov will pay an official visit to Turkmenistan on Oct.19-20, the governmental circles told Trend.
During the visit, Karimov is expected to mull a broad range of issues of the Uzbek-Turkmen trade, economic and cultural cooperation. Following the talks, the sides are expected to sign several bilateral documents aimed at deepening cooperation between Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan in various areas.
According to the Uzbek State Statistics Committee, the Uzbek-Turkmen trade turnover grew by 39 percent up to $191 million in 2009 compared to 2008. The figure declined by 15.6 percent to $78.6 in January-June 2010 compared to the same period of 2009.
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