Ashgabat, Kuala Lumpur to establish intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation

Business Materials 2 August 2012 13:02

Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, Aug.2 /Trend H.Hasanov/

Malaysia and Turkmenistan have agreed to establish a joint intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation, the Malaysian agency Bernama said on Thursday.

It is noted in the information that the agreement is the result of the talks of Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman in Ashgabat.

Turkmen media reported that Aman reiterated the readiness of Malaysia for active cooperation with Turkmenistan in the bilateral format and within major international organizations.

Partnership in the energy sector, processing industries, transportation, high technology, education, science and culture were named among the main areas of cooperation.

The interest of Malaysia to the Turkmen market is associated primarily with the activities of Petronas Charigali, has been working in the Turkmen sector of Caspian Sea since 1996. In May 2006 the company started commercial oil production and export in Turkmenistan.