Ashgabat and Ankara discuss consular issues
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Oct. 20
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
A meeting has been held at the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan with a delegation led by the Director General for Consular Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey Mehmet Samsar, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
During the talks, noting the positive dynamics in the development of bilateral relations, the sides exchanged views on the development of cooperation between the consular services of the two countries, the message says.
The meeting participants discussed the issues of the international agenda in the field of migration and noted the importance of holding such meetings on a regular basis in order to further expand interaction and learn best practices.
Turkey is one of the largest trading partners of Turkmenistan: about 600 Turkish companies operating in the fields of trade, investment, construction, energy, transport, communications, textile and processing industries have been registered in Turkmenistan.
Turkmenistan exports the products of textile, energy, chemical, agricultural industries. The metals and products made of metals, household goods, equipment, building materials, electrical goods, products of chemical and light industries, food products, vehicles, and medicines are imported from Turkey.
Ashgabat and Ankara express readiness to develop energy cooperation. Turkey declares its readiness to promote the issue of transportation of Caspian energy resources to Europe through Turkish territory, one of the options being the transportation along the bottom of the Caspian Sea and further across the territory of Azerbaijan.