Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Oct.19 / Trend H. Hasanov /
Talks will be held today between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan's presidents Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov and Islam Karimov, whose official visit to the neighboring country is scheduled for Oct.19-20.
As a result of the meeting, it is expected to sign a package of intergovernmental documents, including the Program of cooperation in cultural and humanitarian sphere for 2011-2013.
"The high level of interstate relations is evidenced by the regular character and effectiveness of meetings of the leaders of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, which contributes to enhancing mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation, which has now a full-format," the Turkmen Government said.
The newspaper "Neutral Turkmenistan" reports that one of the symbols of constructive cooperation is the successful implementation of the project for the construction of the transnational gas pipeline Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-China. The solemn ceremony of its commissioning in December 2009 was attended by the heads of all four countries participating in this grand project, including the Uzbek President.
A festival of the Turkmen and Uzbek peoples' friendship, opened Oct.18 in Dashoguz region, timed to the visit. It is expected that the event will be attended by heads of two states.
Diplomatic relations between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan were established in 1993. During this period, over 120 agreements were signed at the international, intergovernmental and interdepartmental levels.
Turkmenistan exports oil, chemical products, textile, agricultural products and others to neighboring countries.
Uzbekistan supplies construction materials, household and electrical equipment, metal products, machinery.