Turkmen president to debate energy cooperation in Croatia
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, June 26 / Trend , G. Hasanov/ Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammedov will pay the first official visit to Croatia on June 26. A series of inter-governmental agreements are scheduled to be signed during the visit.
The meetings will focus on cooperation in energy sector, including the extraction of hydrocarbons, oil refining and gas production and development of deposits, as well as transport, communications and telecommunications, health care, construction, including industrial and culture, Turkmen Dovlat Khabarlari reported.
"They (the documents) are designed to lay a solid legal base to strengthen inter-state cooperation in the context of the priorities of socio-economic development of the two countries."
National TV Altyn Asyr reported that the emphasis in the upcoming negotiations will be placed on recreational and tourist facilities.
"The rich experience of Croatia which possesses world-renowned resorts on the picturesque shores of the Adriatic Sea will surely benefit Turkmenistan who implemented an unprecedented project of National Tourist Zone Avaza," the comment said.
The newspaper Neutral Turkmenistan reported that the next Turkmenistan-Croatia meeting is held against the backdrop of a significant intensification of dialogue between Turkmenistan and European countries who are one of the priorities of the country's foreign policy.
Turkmenistan and Croatia signed a joint communiqué to establish diplomatic relations in 1996, Turkmen Foreign Ministry said. Croatian President Stjepan Mesic paid the first official visit to Turkmenistan last year.
"We have much in common and, above all, the desire for peace and positive cooperation," Mesic said in his interview with local media then.
"Official visit of TurkmenPresident Gurbanguly Berdymuhamedov to Croatia will give a powerful impetus to further development of the Turkmenistan-Croatia relations and become a new landmark in the history of relations between the two friendly peoples and nations," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
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