Ashgabat, Moscow discuss prospects of economic co-op
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Feb. 22
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Turkmenistan and Russia discussed the issues of cooperation in trade, economic and banking spheres, as well as the two countries’ joint economic activity during the meeting of intergovernmental commission in Moscow, the Russian government said in a message Feb. 22.
The meeting was attended by a delegation led by Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko and Turkmenistan’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov.
Meanwhile, representatives of ministries, authorities and business circles of Russia and Turkmenistan also participated in the meeting.
“Participants of the meeting noted the existing potential for development of cooperation in such spheres as petrochemistry, oil refining, textile and pharmaceutical industry,” says the message.
The sides also stated the importance of joint projects’ implementation in heavy engineering, aviation industry and shipbuilding, including within interregional cooperation.
The next – eleventh – meeting of the intergovernmental commission will be held in Turkmenistan in 2018.
Moreover, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said that Rashid Meredov also met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
During the meeting, the parties exchanged views on relevant regional and international issues. Russia holds a leading position among Turkmenistan’s big foreign trade partners.
More than 190 enterprises with Russian capital have been registered on Turkmen market that are implementing over 240 investment projects.