Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Feb. 4
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Prospects of cooperation between Turkmenistan and Austria in the sphere of economy and energy were discussed during a meeting in the Turkmen foreign ministry with a delegation led by the Second President of Austrian National Council Karlheinz Kopf, the Turkmen ministry said.
In addition, the sides discussed participation of Austrian companies in the construction of transport infrastructure facilities in Turkmenistan.
Positive dynamics of bilateral trade was also stressed at the talks. In this context, particular importance was given to the role of the joint intergovernmental Turkmen-Austrian commission, the message said.
Turkmenistan is one of the promising partners in the sphere of energy security for Austria and EU. The project for construction of a gas pipeline through the bottom of the Caspian Sea to the Azerbaijani coast is one of the possible options for delivering Turkmen gas to this market.
Bulk purchasing of Turkmen textile is another sphere in which Vienna has shown interest. This industry continues developing in Turkmenistan as a result of the increase in domestic processing of cultivated cotton.
Moreover, Austria is interested in creating partnership with Turkmenistan in the sphere of processing agricultural products and food production.
Construction, health care and tourism are also among the priorities of partnership between Austria and Turkmenistan.