Turkmenistan, Belarus to expand trade co-op
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, March 31
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Turkmenistan and Belarus expressed interest in further expansion of cooperation, the priorities of which will be mutual trade, cooperation ties in the spheres of industry and services.
These issues were discussed during the meeting of the Belarusian Ambassador to Turkmenistan Oleg Tabanyukhov and Turkmenistan's Deputy Prime Minister Batyr Atdayev, said the message of the Belarusian embassy in Ashgabat March 31.
It was noted during the meeting that the high level of cooperation achieved in various spheres, including the supply of engineering products, wood processing, building materials and technological equipment.
It was also noted that the cooperation in the areas of construction, education, transport and other services achieved the dynamic development, according to the message.
Tabanyukhov also met with the Turkmen Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov, said the message. The parties noted the high level and systemic nature of the bilateral cooperation in political, economic and humanitarian spheres, as well as exchanged views on topical issues in these areas.
The parties confirmed the strategic nature of the Belarusian-Turkmen relations and defined prospects for further expansion of mutually beneficial cooperation in several areas.
One of the main joint projects is the construction of the mining and processing plant in Turkmenistan's Lebap region, the first phase of which is estimated at $1 billion. The project is being built jointly with Belarusian Belgorkhimprom JSC since August 2009.