The President told journalists about the prospects of interaction of Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan in an energy power and the trade and economic sphere

At the end of the official visit to Azerbaijan on August 9 the President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in a conference room of the International airport held field enlarged meeting of the Cabinet council with participation of the chairman of Majlis, members of the government, heads of military and law enforcement agencies, the ministries and industry departments, public organizations, higher education institutions, media.

Results of the official visit to Azerbaijan, questions of preparation for the Games "Ashgabat 2017" and planned for August 17 actions in honor of 30 days before start of the V Asian Indoor and Martial Arts games were discussed at the meeting. 

Having opened the meeting, the head of the state with satisfaction stated success of the Turkmen-Azerbaijani summit talks in Baku. In this regard the President emphasized need of acceptance of complex measures for successful implementation of the agreements reached during the official visit. Also it is necessary to provide effectiveness of joint activities of the Intergovernmental Turkmen-Azerbaijani commission on economic cooperation.

During the meeting the President of Turkmenistan answered questions of representatives of domestic media concerning the prospects of development of strategic directions of bilateral interaction, including in the fuel and energy sector and the trade and economic sphere. 

As the head of the state told, "Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan taking leading positions as energy powers support transformation of Caspian space into the territory of stability, progress and broad international partnership in Eurasia. And power", Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov emphasized, "plays in it very large role - it is both economy, and safety, and ecology and social aspect, and diplomacy". 

According to the head of the state, both countries support activization of a trade and economic cooperation. So, in six months 2017 the goods turnover amount between Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan in comparison with the same period of the past grew by 40 percent that demonstrates effectiveness of the work which is carried out in this direction.

As the President noted, at the present stage Turkmenistan shows high rates in all industries of the economic complex. Steadily the production power of the country increases, GDP following the results of 7 months grew on 6,4 percent, the goods made by domestic enterprises and products gained world recognition and international certificates. It causes increase in the export potential, promotes deepening of partnership with all concerned parties, in particular with neighboring states. 

Speaking about carrying out on August 17 Day of the Turkmen melon which this year will be combined with celebrations on the occasion of 30 days before start of the Games "Ashgabat 2017", the head of Turkmenistan disposed to take due measures for carrying out at the high level of ceremonies of input in a system of new buildings of social appointment and objects of the oil and gas complex, the Center of public organizations, exhibitions of the Turkmen melon, the international exhibition of dishes of member countries of the Games "Ashgabat 2017" and also a gala concert. 

Having focused attention that this day holding an important ecological action is planned, the President gave to the corresponding heads specific instructions on ensuring its worthy level.

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