Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Oct.14
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Chairman of the Majlis (parliament) of Turkmenistan Akja Nurberdieva has received the credentials of Estonia's Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to the country Jaan Reinhold, a message from the government of Turkmenistan said on Oct.14.
During the reception, Estonian diplomat said the two countries have close positions on the implementation of socially oriented course and discussed the prospects for bilateral cooperation between Turkmenistan and Estonia, according to the message.
Jaan Reinhold is expected to hold meetings at Turkmenistan's Ministry of Oil and Gas Industry and Mineral Resources, as well as at the Ministry of Finance and Chamber of Commerce, the governmental message said.
The two sides signed a convention 'On the avoidance of double taxation and prevention of income tax evasion' during the visit of then Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip to Turkmenistan on Nov.28, 2011.
Turkmenistan and Estonia regard the spheres of transport and telecommunications, trade, science and technologies as the promising fields of cooperation.
Estonia has expressed readiness to cooperate with Turkmenistan in the spheres of modern manufacturing, shipbuilding and maritime transport, as well as information and communication technologies.
Moreover, Estonia, which has the largest cargo and passenger ports of international importance, including Tallinn and Sillamae ports, has expressed willingness to cooperate with State Service of Maritime and River Transportation of Turkmenistan.
Earlier, Estonian Reval Shipbuilding OU shipbuilding company built a tanker in Turkmenistan for the transportation of oil and oil products. The transaction cost totaled $10.8 million.
Moreover, Estonian companies are interested in participating in the modernization of Turkmenbashi international sea port and construction of new ones.
Given Estonia's growing demands for Turkmenistan's energy resources and hydrocarbons, the sides paid special attention to cooperation in the fuel and energy sphere.
Turkmenistan is interested in attracting investments, development of the rail, road, sea and air transport systems, logistics, tourism, as well as getting access to the Estonian market, where Turkmen producers could sell refining and petrochemical products, as well as other competitive goods.