Turkmenistan, United States will hold consultations
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Feb. 15 / Trend H.Hasanov /
A delegation of U.S. government officials, headed by Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of South and Central Asia Robert Blake, will visit Turkmenistan on Feb. 16 to participate in a mid-year review of the Annual Bilateral Consultations (ABC) process with the Government of Turkmenistan, the U.S. embassy reported.
The bilateral consultations will focus on all aspects of the U.S.-Turkmen strategic partnership, including the stabilization of Afghanistan, security cooperation, human rights, and commercial and economic cooperation, the report reads.
The U.S. oil and gas companies such as Chevron, ExxonMobil, SouthOil, Midland Oil & Gas, Conoco Phillips and others are in negotiations with the Turkmen government on cooperation. Caterpillar, Case, Boeing and others have long been represented on the Turkmen market.
The inaugural U.S.-Turkmenistan Annual Bilateral Consultations were held in June 2010 in Ashgabat and marked another step forward in strengthening the relationship between the two nations.