A meeting of the intergovernmental commission for economic cooperation between Russia and Turkmenistan took place in Ashgabat on Thursday, resulting in the signing of a cooperation program for 2021-2023, the Turkmen state news agency TDH reported.
The co-chairs of the Turkmen-Russian intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation held a meeting in the Turkmen capital today with the participation of heads and representatives of several government agencies, including ministries and sectoral agencies, as well as business circles of the two countries," TDH reported. - "On the Turkmen side, the commission was headed by the deputy chairman of the cabinet of ministers Serdar Berdymukhamedov, and the representative delegation of a friendly country was headed by the deputy chairman of the Russian government Alexei Overchuk. As a result, the "Program of economic cooperation between the government of Turkmenistan and the government of the Russian Federation for 2021-2023" was signed.
According to TDH, during the meeting it was stressed that Russia was one of the strategic partners of Turkmenistan and that strengthening of ties with Turkmenistan was one of the priorities of the country's foreign policy. The co-chairs of the commission also noted the growing dynamics of the interstate dialogue, which has gained new content in recent years. Russian deputy prime minister Alexei Overchuk said that he held a meeting with Turkmen president Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov on Thursday, which was extremely substantive and constructive.
The fuel and energy complex, the transport and communications sector, the gas and chemical industry, geology, construction and the financial and banking sector were named among the promising vectors of bilateral relations at the meeting of the intergovernmental commission. The meeting stressed the importance of interaction between Turkmenistan and Russian regions, which is exemplified by the successful partnership with Tatarstan, St. Petersburg and the Astrakhan oblast. Particular emphasis was placed on the potential for participation of the Russian business in the projects implemented in various sectors of the economy of Turkmenistan. Having confirmed the desire of the Russian business circles to expand their presence in the promising Turkmen market, where a number of well-known Russian companies are successfully operating, the Russian delegation put forward specific proposals for cooperation.
The issues of humanitarian cooperation, particularly in education and science, were discussed at the meeting of the intergovernmental commission. The parties noted the positive experience of interaction in the field of health, including prevention and response to infectious diseases in view of the global situation related to the pandemic.
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Based on materials from TASS