Turkmenistan, Russia prepare for Caspian Sea Forum
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Jan. 27 / Trend H.Hasanov /
Turkmenistan and Russia are ready to hold the Joint Sea Forum in Turkmenbashi, an official Turkmen source said on Thursday.
A delegation from the Astrakhan Region led by International and Foreign Economic Relations Minister Denis Afanasyev is on a visit to the Turkmen capital to take part in the forum.
The agenda of the forum will include issues on the opening of the Turkmen Consulate in Astrakhan, the opening of trading houses and the holding of Astrakhan Region Days of Culture in Turkmenistan in the first half of 2011.
The delegation has held a series of meetings in a range of ministries to discuss prospects for the further development of trade and economic ties.
Turkmenistan cooperates with the Guzhvin Shipyard , which repairs freighters from Turkmenistan. The Caspian Sea Fishing College has also trained Turkmen students. Ashgabat exports building materials, particularly cement, to Astrakhan.