Turkmen government delegation to visit USA
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, March 20 /Trend H. Hasanov/
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov at the workshop was informed about preparing for the visit of governmental delegation of Turkmenistan to the US, the newspaper Neutral Turkmenistan said on Tuesday.
The information says that "Turkmenistan's partnership with the United States are developing in political, trade-economic, cultural and humanitarian areas."
"The Turkmen government will continue to systematically develop the partnership established with the United States," - said the head of the country, highlighting the "need to realize the full capabilities of the Turkmen-American partnership, imparting it a new quality and output to a new level, corresponding to the interests of both peoples and the demands of the time."
Leading US companies seeking to expand an active part in implementing large-scale national projects in Turkmenistan. This, according to local media, said the executive director of the Business Council "Turkmenistan - USA" Eric Stewart during the meeting with president Berdymukhamedov in September 2011 in New York.
Among the priority areas were identified trade and economic sphere, fuel and energy sector, transport, communications and agriculture.
About a year ago in Ashgabat, the first exhibition was held with the participation of about 60 US companies, a business forum of high level was held. Many companies, including Chevron, ExxonMobil, General Electric, Case opened their offices here.
At this stage between the two countries have established business relations mainly in areas such as high-performance delivery of agricultural equipment, modernization of the technical park of Civil Aviation of Turkmenistan, import of power equipment.
With regard to joint projects in the gas industry, this stage of cooperation has yet to learn. US interested in such projects as the laying of gas pipelines from Turkmenistan to Europe via the Caspian Sea and to Pakistan and India via Afghanistan.
In addition, there are negotiations on the development of hydrocarbon fields in Turkmenistan, which has the fourth largest natural gas reserves in the world. Ashgabat invites US companies to develop the Turkmen Caspian shelf.