Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Sept. 18
By Huseyn Hasanov – Trend:
Turkmen Foreign Ministry hosted a meeting with Ambassador of Qatar Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Suwaidi, who is completing his diplomatic mission in the country, Trend reports citing the ministry.
The diplomat noted the importance of deepening trade and economic ties between the two countries and expanding their cooperation in the energy, investment and humanitarian fields, where there is huge potential for mutual implementation, the report said.
Turkmenistan is interested in the participation of large financial and investment structures of Qatar in the implementation of the transnational project of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline, the construction of which began in December 2015.
It is planned to supply raw materials in an annual volume of up to 33 billion cubic meters of gas from the Galkynysh field in Turkmenistan, the second largest in the world.
A memorandum of understanding was previously signed on the financing of potential projects in Turkmenistan between Qatar’s Al Qamra Holding and the government of Turkmenistan.
In this regard, Vnesheconombank (State Bank for Foreign Economic Affairs) of Turkmenistan held a presentation of major investment projects implemented in the country for the representative delegation of Qatar headed by Director of Al Qamra Holding Hamad Saleh al Qamra. The parties paid special attention to the expansion of the domestic market, the introduction of innovations and the increase in the volume of exports of goods.
The fuel and energy complex, transport and communication sphere, and chemical and medical industry were named among the main vectors of interaction.