Turkmenistan, Austria eye to expand partnership in investments, technologies
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Dec. 6
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Ashgabat city has hosted the ninth meeting of the Turkmen-Austrian joint commission, Turkmenistan State News Agency reported quoting a message of the country’s Foreign Ministry Dec. 6.
The delegation from Vienna was headed by Franz Wessig, director general for external economic relations of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy.
The sides made proposals to increase the overall trade turnover between the two countries and discussed prospects for cooperation in various fields of economy, healthcare, science and tourism.
A joint business forum and meetings of business circles of the two countries were held within the framework of the commission’s work.
Projects in the economy and investments, high technologies spheres were studied during the meetings.
“The sides discussed attracting experience and technologies of Austrian companies for creation of industrial and service facilities in Turkmenistan, promoting the country’s products in the markets of Austria and other EU member countries,” the message said.
The issue of supplying equipment for the manufacture of food products was also touched upon. Energy, transport and logistics, construction and infrastructure, processing of agricultural products, information technologies, renewable energy sources and energy efficiency were mentioned among the priorities for cooperation.
The 10th meeting of the Turkmen-Austrian joint commission will be held in 2018 in Austria.