Turkmenistan appoints ambassador to North Korea
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, May 26
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Chinar Rustamova has been appointed as Turkmenistan's Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, a decree of the Turkmen president says.
The diplomat will also continue to lead the diplomatic mission in China, which at this stage is the largest foreign trade partner of Turkmenistan.
China has become a key buyer of Turkmen gas and expects to increase annual purchases to 65 billion cubic meters of gas. China is also actively cooperating with Turkmenistan in the supply of equipment and services for transport and communications.
Ashgabat and Beijing agreed to take measures to promote and protect mutual investments, and to support commercial enterprises to operate in their countries.