Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan put forward number of proposals for expanding co-op
BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 22
By Jeila Aliyeva - Trend:
Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan put forward proposals for expanding cooperation in the number of areas, Trend reports with reference to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
The proposals were put forward during a videoconference between Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Abdulaziz Kamilov.
The parties discussed issues of expanding bilateral economic partnerships in the gas, electric power, transport and communication industries, trade, agriculture, and other areas.
The trade turnover between the countries is increasing. So, in order to further deepen trade and economic ties and resolve a number of issues, the parties agreed to hold a regular meeting of the joint intergovernmental commission on trade, economic, scientific, technical, and cultural cooperation in the fall of this year.
The parties expressed confidence in expanding cooperation within the UN.
The ministers also considered cooperation in the framework of assistance to Afghanistan. It was noted that both countries are participating in international efforts to establish peace and civil harmony in Afghanistan and are implementing a number of major energy and infrastructure projects with the participation of the Afghan side.
As earlier the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan told Trend, several events and projects are planned for the next few years in the field of rail and road cargo transportation between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
The new projects will serve to further enhance bilateral cooperation, added earlier the Uzbek MFA.
"It is planned to expand cooperation by using the ports of the Turkmen coast of the Caspian Sea to access European and Middle Eastern markets, the Black and Mediterranean Seas, including within the framework of the promising Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan-the Caspian Sea-the South Caucasus transport corridor," added the MFA.
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