Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan intend to develop trade and economic relations
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 10 / Trend E. Kosolapova/
Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan intend to develop trade and economic relations, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said following the talks with his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on Friday in Astana, Novosti-Kazakhstan reported.
"The visit demonstrates the mutual desire to develop these fraternal relations and raise trade and economic relations to a new level," Nazarbayev said.
According to the Kazakh President, the parties discussed the issues of cross-border investment cooperation between two countries.
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said that the talks in Astana "reaffirmed commitment to constant expansion of cooperation, strengthening of good-neighborly relations between the countries."
Kazakhstan is Turkmenistan's important and reliable partner in the region, Berdimuhamedov said.
"We agreed to expand our cooperation in the economic sphere, support increasing and diversifying of bilateral trade and mutual investment, develop partnerships, as well as in such spheres as satellite communications and telecommunications," Berdimuhamedov said.
The priority spheres of bilateral cooperation are energy and transport, he said.
Within the talks, the presidents agreed to develop humanitarian, cultural and scientific relations between the countries.
"The cooperation between Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan is directed to the future, it will be developed in all spheres - it meets the interests of the two countries and peoples," Berdimuhamedov said.