Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Nov.29 / Trend, H. Hasanov /
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov received the Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip, the Turkmen government said on Tuesday.
The report quoted the head of the Estonian delegation who said that "Estonia is ready to provide all the available experience to Turkmenistan and in particular in the area of up-to-date production, maritime transport and shipbuilding, as well as information and communication technology and networks."
"Turkmenistan forms good friendly relations, which are a good basis for establishing a fruitful partnership," Mr Berdimuhammadov said.
Estonia, which has largest cargo and passenger ports of international significance, including Tallinn and Sillamae, stated its willingness to cooperate with the Turkmen State Service of Maritime and River Transport.
In addition, Estonian companies can offer experience in upgrading the international Caspian Sea port of the city of Turkmenbashi and the construction of new harbours, using the latest technology in the creation of the port's infrastructure, beginning with logistics centres and ship repair yards.
The report says that the special area of discussion was cooperation in the fuel and energy sector given Estonia's growing demand for energy and Turkmenistan's enormous hydrocarbon potential. The Estonian delegation included representatives of companies such as Esti Energy, Repo Vabrikud, Olympic Entertainment Group, the Port of Tallinn, as well as Defendek.
The transport and communications sector was referred to as being amongst the most promising areas of mutual interest given the transit possibilities of Turkmenistan and Estonia, which have favourable geopolitical locations and developed transport infrastructures.
Turkmenistan is interested in attracting investments, the development of systems of railway, road, sea and air transport, logistics, tourism, as well as in entering the Estonian market, where Turkmen producers could establish the export of oil refining products and petrochemicals and other competitive products, including textiles and carpet products .