Turkmenistan and Russia agree to enhance maritime communication in Caspian Sea
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, May 21 / Trend H.Hasanov /
Economic Development Minister of Russia's Astrakhan region Askar Kabikeev and representatives of the Turkmen government have noted "the importance of enhancing communication between the Caspian Sea ports of Turkmenbashi and Olia at the meeting in Ashgabat.
The Turkmen governmental press service reported that establishment of air links between Astrakhan and Turkmenbashi and Astrakhan and Ashgabat, as well as opening of the Turkmen Trade House in Astrakhan, also was mulled.
Astrakhan is ready to import products of agriculture and processing industries, building materials, including gravel and cement, textiles and cotton, to Turkmenistan.
The Astrakhan Region is interested in the development of international shipping in the North-South transport corridor, shipbuilding and repair, as well as the sustainable use of bio-resources of the Caspian Sea.
"The sides confirmed the readiness to place orders for vessels to Turkmenistan at the Astrakhan shipyard," the source reported.
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