Turkmen -Indian cooperation gains new momentum for cooperation

Turkmenistan Materials 4 October 2006 16:48 (UTC +04:00)

(Turkmenistan.ru) A delegation of Indian external affairs ministry led by E.Ahammed, minister of state for external affairs, will wrap up its visit to Turkmenistan today.

As the Ashgabat correspondent of Turkmenistan.ru reports referring to a source in the ministry of foreign affairs of Turkmenistan, a joint Turkmen-Indian intergovernmental commission for trade, economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation started its session in Ashgabat yesterday. A protocol was signed in the end of talks. The protocol reflects priority areas of interstate cooperation as well as a number of specific steps to boost joint efforts aimed at realization of the enormous potential of the bilateral cooperation, reports Trend.

In particular, the protocol confirmed Turkmenistan's and India's readiness for comprehensive partnership in the oil and gas, trade and economic spheres as well as for constructive cooperation in the fields of air communication, science, education, healthcare, including the further development of the relevant legislative basis.

Having emphasized the importance of the Ashgabat meeting in the context of steady strengthening of bilateral relations, the talks participants said the meeting in the Turkmen capital was held in the atmosphere of openness and aspiration to find mutually acceptable solutions in the interest of the peoples of Turkmenistan and India.

In the end of talks, the head of the Indian governmental delegation, state minister for external affairs E.Ahammed, highly estimated the agreements reached during the talks as well as dynamically developing Turkmen-Indian dialog as a whole and thanked the Turkmen side for hospitality.