State Customs of Turkmenistan developing int’l co-op
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Sept. 23
By Huseyn Hasanov– Trend:
A conference on cooperation of the State Customs Service of Turkmenistan with international organizations was held in Ashgabat, Trend reports referring to the service.
The event is timed to the adoption of the resolution of the UN General Assembly on the proclamation of 2021 as the International Year of Peace and Trust.
Turkmenistan closely cooperates with such major and reputable international organizations as the World Customs Organization and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, various UN structural units, such as the Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the Development Program (UNDP), as well as participates in the Border Management Program in Central Asia (BOMCA) and the Central Asia Drug Assistance Program, the report said.
Turkmenistan shares land borders with Kazakhstan, Iran, Uzbekistan and Afghanistan, and has maritime borders with Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan and Iran via the Caspian Sea.
In particular, sea freight transportation in the Caspian Sea is becoming increasingly important in the external economic relations of Turkmenistan. The volume of cargo handled at the berths of the harbor increases. Industrial, agricultural and automotive equipment, as well as metal products, timber and mineral fertilizers are delivered to the country, while polypropylene, coke and other petroleum products, as well as chemical and building industry products are exported.