Baku, Azerbaijan, April 21
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Chairman of the Mejlis (Parliament) of Turkmenistan Gulshat Mammadova has accepted credentials from Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sri Lanka Mohamed Sharif Anis, the Turkmen government said in a statement.
The diplomat was familiarized with the main directions of the state policy of Turkmenistan. Special attention was paid to the implementation of large-scale socio-economic programs and investment projects.
"One of the topics of the meeting was the activities of the Mejlis to improve the national legal framework in the context of the ongoing comprehensive reforms," the ministry stated.
Mr. Anis noted the significant potential for boosting trade and economic cooperation, partnership between business circles of Turkmenistan and Sri Lanka, interaction in the field of environmental protection and tourism.
In recent years, the official Ashgabat has intensified its ties with South Asia, in particular India and Pakistan are working together on a major energy project in Turkmenistan. These countries are involved in the transnational TAPI gas pipeline project (Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India), to which Bangladesh has shown interest.