Turkmenistan offers Japan to cooperate in investment and transport spheres
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Oct. 23
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov offered Japanese partners to consider joint working out of proposals for the development of transport infrastructure, the government said Oct. 23.
This will be discussed in the specialized international organizations, in particular the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid the first official visit to Ashgabat. He held talks with his Turkmen counterpart in an expanded format with the participation of the governments of the two countries.
"In this segment, Turkmenistan and Japan have great opportunities for cooperation," President Berdimuhamedov said.
He said that at present, Turkmenistan together with partners create an extensive transport-transit and logistics infrastructure system of the combined type via East-West and North-South.
In the future, it will include the transit corridors towards the Caspian Sea, the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea.
"This opens up the optimal onshore route from the Asia-Pacific region to the European and Middle Eastern markets through the territory of Central Asia," the president said.
President Berdimuhamedov said that in general, Turkmenistan and Japan could increase the volumes of mutual trade and investments.
The activity of the Turkmen-Japanese Economic Committee, as well as cooperation between the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan and the Japanese External Trade Organization play an important role.
Edited by CN