Turkmenistan, Russia discuss joint projects in Ashgabat
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Sept. 29 / Trend , H.Hasanov /
Ashgabat is hosting the Turkmen-Russian economic forum on Sept. 28-30, organized by both countries' Chambers of Commerce to form intergovernmental agreements, the local media reported today.
"Russian business showed significant interest, paying attention to Turkmenistan's initiatives to create joint ventures, participate in tenders, present specific projects for cooperation in Turkmenistan's priority sectors, and confirm a high willingness for their implementation," the Neytralniy Turkmenistan newspaper reported.
The forum organizers have indicated that development of the energy sector, transportation infrastructure, communications, industry, the construction industry, and agriculture are promising areas for cooperation.
The forum will present economic opportunities for Russian regions, in particular, Omsk, Chelyabinsk and Saratov, as well as trade organizations and industrial structures. In addition, bilateral talks are expected to be held with representatives of ministries and departments, heads of private companies, and Turkmen firms.
The Russian delegation includes representatives of the Russian Presidential Administration, the Economic Development Ministry, Russian companies, and other organizations. The delegation is headed by Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce and Russian Federation Industry Alexander Rybakov.
Turkmenistan is represented by heads of ministries in trade and international relations, economics and finance, oil and gas industry and mineral resources, textile, construction, energy, communications and transport sector agencies, the banking sector, and the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan.