Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan sign package of intergovernmental agreements
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Nov. 11
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan signed a package of intergovernmental agreements following the top level talks Nov. 11, a source close to the negotiations told Trend.
This was the result of the talks between President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev, who is on a two-day official visit to Turkmenistan, a statement says.
Among the signed documents are a treaty of friendship, mutual understanding and cooperation; an agreement on an intergovernmental commission on trade-economic, scientific-technical and cultural cooperation; an agreement in the transport sector; an agreement between the chambers of commerce; an agreement on cooperation and mutual assistance in tax legislation compliance; an agreement in the field of counteracting the legalization (laundering) of proceeds obtained from crimes and a number of other documents.
President Berdimuhamedov stressed a great potential for mutually beneficial trade and economic cooperation.
Bishkek expressed its interest in the import of natural gas and petroleum products from Turkmenistan.
The prospects for cooperation in the field of electric power engineering were discussed at the talks.
President Atambayev said that Turkmenistan has expressed willingness to supply 700 million kilowatt hours of electricity a year with possible bringing it to one billion kilowatt-hours or more.
Local experts said that the sides will have to discuss the possibility of transit through the territory of Uzbekistan.
edited by CN