Turkmenistan, Belarus discuss strategic partnership
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Feb. 16
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Ashgabat hosted a meeting of Belarusian Deputy Foreign Minister Evgeny Shestakov and his Turkmen counterpart Berdiniyaz Myatiyev, said the Belarusian embassy in Turkmenistan in a message.
During the meeting, the sides discussed topical issues of multi-aspect cooperation of the two countries and noted the high level of strategic partnership both in bilateral format and in international arena. The Belarusian delegation’s visit will last until Feb. 18.
The Turkmen Foreign Ministry also said in a message that the Belarusian and Turkmen deputy foreign ministers exchanged views on prospects of trade and economic partnership and noted the recent tendency of growth of mutual trade turnover.
The two countries hold regular negotiations on increasing the supplies of Belarusian agricultural equipment to Turkmenistan.
One of the main joint projects is the construction of an ore-dressing and processing enterprise in Turkmenistan’s Lebap Province.
The enterprise, which is being built by Belgorhimprom JSC of Belarus, is expected to produce 1.4 million tons of potash fertilizer per year.
Total cost of the sides’ contract nears $1.1 billion. The foundation of the enterprise, which is planned to be put into operation on March 31, 2017, was laid in June 2009.