Jordan supports further strengthening of friendly relations with Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, April 11 / Trend, H. Hasanov /
Jordan's King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein in his letter to the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimukhamedov expressed interest in the further strengthening of friendly relations between the two countries.
"In order to further strengthen the friendly relations between our two countries, I have appointed Amjad Odeh Adaileh Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Jordan in Turkmenistan," the letter said.
According to the Turkmen government, the chairman of the Majlis (Parliament) of Turkmenistan Akja Nurberdieva has received the credentials of Adaileh. The diplomat stressed Jordan's interest in the development of bilateral ties with Turkmenistan in the bilateral format and within international organizations.
The impetus for enhanced cooperation was given by Turkmen leader's official visit to Jordan in late June 2009. During a meeting in Amman, Berdimuhamedov and Abdullah II noted 'the convergence of views' of the two countries on the urgent problem of our time - energy security.
Berdymukhamedov expressed appreciation to Abdullah II for the support of the initiative of the Turkmen side, stated in the UN General Assembly's special resolution and aimed at ensuring reliable and stable transit of energy resources to world markets and protection of international energy infrastructure. Turkmenistan plays a role as one of the key players in the energy market in the Caspian region and Central Asia due to large reserves of natural gas.
The parties to the negotiations in Amman noted the compatibility of the two economies. Energy, chemical industry, transportation, communications, telecommunications, industrial construction industry, agriculture and others were identified as priority areas for joint activities of mutual interest.
According to Berdymukhamedov, the experience of Jordanian partners in mining, including rock phosphate and potassium salts, as well as the production of mineral fertilizers will be very useful for Turkmenistan.
In addition, the experience and capabilities of Jordanian companies can be claimed in the projects implemented in the country, such as creation of the Caspian Sea national tourism zone 'Avaz' and construction of a transnational railway with access to the Persian Gulf.
It was reported that the Consolidated Consultants Engineering and Environment Company from Jordan planned to sign a number of contracts with the Ministry of Railway Transport of Turkmenistan. It is about performing consulting services for the implementation of a regional project for the construction of the North-South railway. Its implementation is based on the intergovernmental agreement signed in 2007 between Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Iran.