Malaysian PM to launch official visit to Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, July 11 / Trend H.Hasanov /
Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will begin a two-day visit to Turkmenistan on Monday, the Turkmen government reported.
This is Razak's first visit to the Caspian states since the Prime Minister's election in 2009.
During the visit Razak will hold talks with Turkmen President Gurbangulu Berdimuhammedov and attend meetings with intergovernmental commissions and ministerial consultations.
The current negotiations agenda includes "the long term priority issues of interstate cooperation."
Following the talks, the delegations plan to sign various bilateral agreements.
"This visit is designed to write a new page in the history of traditionally friendly bilateral relations as an important step toward further developing bilateral cooperation - both in regard to previous joint experiences and to open prospects for intensifying productive contacts," media reported.
The country is interested in the Turkmen market; the state-owned petroleum company Malaysia's Petronas Charigali is widely represented in Turkmenistan.
The company signed a PSA with the Turkmen government in 1996 for the development of the Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea.