Tbilisi, Georgia, Jan. 29
By Nana Kirtzkhalia - Trend:
Georgian Minister of Agriculture Otar Danelia met with ambassador of Turkmenistan Dovletmurat Muratov.
The sides discussed bilateral relations and prospects of their development, the Georgian Ministry of Agriculture told Trend.
There is a good legal base for fruitful cooperation between the two countries. It must be gradually improved.
Danelia briefed the ambassador on Georgia's agricultural development concept and current projects. He paid special attention to the possibilities offered by the association agreement, including a free trade agreement. In this regard, the sides discussed the possibility of holding the joint Georgian-Turkmen business forums.
"Our countries have great potential to develop the trade-economic relations," Muratov said. "We are ready to do our best to their full development."
"Grain and cotton have the leading positions in the agriculture of Turkmenistan," he said. "Viticulture, winemaking and primary processing of fruits are actively developed in the southern part of the country."
While discussing the export-import operations, the sides stressed the growing rates of import of Georgian agricultural products to Turkmenistan. Georgian mineral and fresh water hold leading positions.
The sides agreed to intensify the trade-economic relations.