Turkmenistan prepares for business negotiations with Bulgaria

Business Materials 1 August 2019 16:12 (UTC +04:00)

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, August 1

By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:

Turkmenistan has approved the Turkmen membership in the joint intergovernmental committee on economic cooperation with Bulgaria, Trend reports referring to a presidential decree.

The document was signed "in order to further develop the partnership between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Bulgaria". A source close to the talks told Trend that a meeting of the committee, which will deal with matters of cooperation in energy, trade, agro-industry, transport and communications, is scheduled to be held between August 10-12, 2019.

The August 2015 visit of the Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov to Ashgabat gave impetus to bilateral relations. During the talks, the parties declared their readiness to cooperate in ensuring global energy security and diversifying energy flows.

Prospects for partnership are also opening up in the field of transport in terms of developing transit-transport corridors between Asia and Europe in the East-West direction, with access to Southern and Eastern Europe, the Caspian Sea, the Black Sea and the Mediterranean basins, and the Middle Eastern markets.