Russian First Deputy PM: Russia offers more stable dynamics of interstate relations to Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan , Ashgabat, Aug.12 / Trend, H. Hasanov /
First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Viktor Zubkov, at a meeting at the Caspian Avaza, briefed the Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhammadov "about the Russian side's proposals, which is aimed at giving traditional inter-state relations higher and more stable dynamics", the Turkmen government said.
Moscow 's senior official conveyed Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's greetings to Berdimuhammadov, confirming "Russia's true commitment to full cooperation with Turkmenistan".
In addition, recognizing Ashgabat's international initiatives, particularly attempts to ensure global energy security, Zubkov said that "Russia envisions a wide space in which to build mutual potential prospects and furthering their effective implementation of common interests".
In turn, Berdimuhamedov said that "cooperation with Russian partners has been and remains one of the strategic priorities of Turkmenistan's foreign policy".
According to a report, the sides discussed a wide range of issues of mutual interest and progress in "the achieved agreements and opportunities for progressive establishment of business contacts".
The report also says that at the meeting, Zubkov touched on the main directions for cooperation in the near and long-term perspective. The speech was particularly about deepening partnerships in trade, energy, agribusiness, and other sectors.
He said that "Russian business circles want to expand their presence in the promising Turkmen market, where a number of well-known Russian companies already operate successfully".