Turkmen President plans to visit China
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, March 11 / Trend, H.Hasanov /
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov's forthcoming visit to the People's Republic of China "will give more dynamics to the development of mutually beneficial cooperation", the Turkmen government said.
It was at Berdimuhammadov's meeting with the Chinese ambassador to Turkmenistan U Hunbin, who accomplished his diplomatic mission.
Hunbin stressed that "China attaches great significance to the development of multifaceted and promising Turkmen-Chinese cooperation thanks to efforts of the two countries' heads.
"Turkmenistan considers China as one of its strategic and reliable partner, with whom it has not only the historical ties of centuries-old friendship dating back to the time of the Great Silk Road but also major joint projects implemented consistently," Berdimuhammadov said.
Commissioning of the Turkmenistan-China gas pipeline through the territories of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan in December 2009 was held up as an example. Hunbin said that he considered it great honour to contribute to and witness the truly historical event: ceremony of commissioning of the Trans-Asia gas pipeline.
The interlocutors exchanged views on the possibilities to enhance partnerships in the fuel and energy sector, as well as in petrochemistry and textile industries, transport, communications, construction and other sectors of the economy.
The meeting stressed "the vast potential of the Turkmen-Chinese relations effectively realized due to the high level of political confidence between the two countries, similarity of views on key issues of international agenda, as well as regular contacts at the presidential level", the report says.