BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 19
By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:
Turkmenistan and Russia are preparing to sign an intergovernmental agreement on the promotion of interregional cooperation, an intergovernmental program of economic cooperation for 2021-2023, an agreement on the exchange of statistical data on mutual trade, and the exchange of documents and information on the customs value of goods transported between Russia and Turkmenistan, the Russian Foreign Ministry told Trend.
"We hope that Russian-Turkmen cooperation in the above-mentioned areas will continue this year. The next meetings of the intergovernmental Turkmen-Russian Commission on economic cooperation and its high-level group on trade and investment support, scheduled for this year in Moscow, will give the necessary impetus to the implementation of joint projects. The Second Caspian Economic Forum, which is scheduled to be held in Moscow in August, also opens up additional opportunities for cooperation with Turkmenistan."
Despite the difficult epidemiological situation and the associated restrictive measures, relations between Russia and Turkmenistan are developing increasingly.
The parties actively use the video conferencing format to maintain a proper level of interaction on topical issues on the bilateral agenda: online meetings are held regularly between ministries and departments, regions, and business circles.
"In 2020, the co-chairs of the intergovernmental Turkmen-Russian Commission on economic cooperation - Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Alexei Overchuk and Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov met twice in this format with the participation of the heads of relevant ministries and departments of the two countries," the report added.
In the context of the global COVID-19 pandemic, Russia provided Turkmenistan with 690 test systems for determining coronavirus infection for 69,000 studies, and Ashgabat sent goods produced in Turkmenistan for the needs of the Astrakhan region free of charge. Active cooperation has been established on the issue of Russian vaccine supplies to Turkmenistan.
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