Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, May 12 / Trend H. Hasanov /
The Turkmen President
Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov and the Romanian President Traian Basescu will meet at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace in Bucharest on Thursday, the Turkmen government said.
"The meeting will focus on key cooperation directions and the possibility of its diversification and gradual advancing in order to bring mutually beneficial partnership into line with new frames that meet modern realities," the government said
The talks will also be held in a broadened format - with the participation of governmental delegations. Berdimuhammadov is scheduled to meet with representatives of the Senate and the Romanian parliament.
A meeting of the joint intergovernmental Turkmen-Romanian commission for economic and scientific-technical cooperation is timed to the current visit.
As the national television channel Altyn Asyr reported, opening the meeting, the Romanian Economy, Commerce and Business Environment Minister Ion Ariton welcomed "the mutual interest of both sides in further intensification of bilateral cooperation".
A protocol is expected to be signed on the results of the meeting. Two countries are ready to cooperate in trade and economic, fuel and energy sectors, in the sphere of transport, textile industry, agriculture and tourism.