The implementation of joint projects and prospects of cooperation were discussed during the meeting of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov with Chairman of the Union of chambers and commodity exchanges of Turkey Rifat Hisardjiklioglu.
As the guest emphasized, the Turkish partners were proud of our cooperation with Turkmenistan, which had resulted in a number of successfully implemented and ongoing joint projects in various fields. At the same time, Rifat Hisardjiklioglu confirmed the high interest of Turkish business circles in strengthening their positions in the promising Turkmen market, where all conditions for successful partnership, including a favorable investment climate, have been created.
In turn, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that Turkmenistan was always ready to consider new proposals of foreign partners implementing the policy of "open doors" and broad international cooperation. In this regard, the President called the fruitful nature of business contacts with Turkish companies.
During the meeting, the parties discussed in detail the state of Affairs at the facilities implemented with the participation of Turkish partners. Among them is the enterprise for the production of glass and glass products in Ovadandepe, the contractor of which is the company "Tepe Türkmen inşaat ve Ticaret A. Ş.". In particular, it was noted that the construction of this large production complex, equipped with the latest equipment and advanced technologies, the only similar facility in the region, has now been completed and is fully ready for commissioning.
In this regard, the head of the state highlighted that Turkmenistan, having taken a course on industrialization, relied on the formation of modern industrial infrastructure, effective implementation of innovations, advanced technologies and developments. At the same time, special attention was paid to solving the problems of import substitution and building up the export potential of the national economy with a focus on the diversification of its sectors and the production of a variety of competitive products based on local raw materials. In turn, this creates favorable opportunities for cooperation with foreign, including Turkish companies that have the required experience.
Expressing gratitude for the trust, the businessman again emphasized the desire of the Turkish business community to further participate in the implementation of infrastructure projects initiated by Turkmenistan.
In this context, the possibility of involving Turkish companies in the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India gas pipeline project was also discussed. It is reported to have been planned in the second half of February to launch the construction of the Afghan section of the TAPI gas pipeline.