Turkmenistan names new ambassador to Kazakhstan

Turkmenistan Materials 25 March 2018 18:26 (UTC +04:00)

Ashgabad, Turkmenistan, March 25

By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend:

Under the decree of Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Toyly Komekov has been appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to Kazakhstan.

Diplomatic relations between Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan were established in October 1992.

Ashgabat and Astana are discussing the prospects of trade and economic partnership, development of the legal framework, cooperation in gas sector, agriculture, development of transboundary mineral deposits, transport, environment and fisheries.

Kazakhstan is involved in a major project for transportation of Central Asian gas to China. China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) has been purchasing Turkmen fuel since 2009 through the territory of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

In addition, in December 2014, the construction of the transnational railway line Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran was completed.

This trade route enables cargo transportation to the countries of the Persian Gulf, Indian Ocean and Europe.

In 2016, Kazakhstan joined the Central Asia-Middle East (Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan-Iran-Oman) transport corridor project. The new corridor will allow the Central Asian countries to connect to ports in the Persian and Oman gulfs via the optimal route.