Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan interested in joint gas chemical projects
BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 18
By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:
Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan are interested in implementing new joint projects in the field of gas chemistry, in supplying Turkmen gas to the domestic market of Kazakhstan, as well as in the agro-industrial sector, Trend reports with reference to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
This was stated during a meeting between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin.
The countries have great opportunities to build up trade and economic relations, the parties said. In particular, the role of the intergovernmental Turkmen-Kazakhstan Commission on Economic, Scientific-technical and Cultural Cooperation was noted.
The parties also discussed the development of transit potential between the countries and the implementation of energy projects. They also touched upon the development of a fruitful dialogue in the humanitarian field. The importance of intensifying contacts in the fields of science and education, culture and sports was noted.
In general, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan are strategic partners. Ashgabat and Astana regularly discuss partnership issues in the gas sector and in the development of cross-border mineral deposits.
Kazakhstan is involved in a big project to supply the Central Asian gas to China. Since 2009, China National Petroleum Corporation has been purchasing Turkmen fuel transported through the territories of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
Within the cooperation in the transport sector, the project on the construction of the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran transnational railway was implemented in December 2014.
The goods can be freely transported to the countries of the Persian Gulf, to the Indian Ocean, and transported to Europe via this trade route.
This project was implemented on the basis of an agreement signed by Turkmenistan, Iran and Kazakhstan in 2007. The project was implemented with financial assistance from the Asian Development Bank and the Islamic Development Bank.
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