Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Nov. 7
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
In his letter to Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Austrian President Heinz Fischer said that he expects his visit to Austria in 2015 with pleasure, the national TV channel Altyn Asyr reported Nov. 6.
This visit will contribute to the further intensification of relations between the two countries, a statement says.
In his message, President Fischer wished the Turkmen people prosperity.
Turkmenistan is one of the promising partners in the field of energy security and the opportunity to diversify the sources of supply of raw materials for Austria and the EU. The project of building a gas pipeline through the Caspian Sea to the coast of Azerbaijan, having connecting transit communications with Turkey and Europe, can be called one of the possible variants to enter this market.
Vienna also shows interest in wholesale purchase of Turkmen textiles. This industry is being developed on the basis of growth of domestic processing of cultivated cotton. Every year the country harvests more than one million metric tons of raw cotton.
Austria is interested in establishing partnership in the processing of agricultural products and food production. The possibility of participation in the construction of livestock complexes in Turkmenistan, supply of equipment for the production of meat and dairy products is being considered.
Among the partnership priorities are construction, health and tourism. The two countries periodically hold business forums. Such companies as WOMA GmbH, Schoeller Bleckmann AG, Unger Stahlbau GmbH, Schrack Seconet AG, Oswelt GmbH, AME Interhational, Landhof, Schlafhorst, Truetzschler, Uster, Strabag SE show interest in the Turkmen market.