Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Rustam Minnikhanov discussed prospects of development of Turkmenistan-Tatarstan cooperation

The state and prospects of development of the Turkmenistan-Tatarstan cooperation were discussed at the meeting of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan (RF) Rustam Minnikhanov with the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov who visited Kazan on July 6.

Highly appreciating the level of bilateral relations, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Rustam Minnikhanov confirmed the commitment of Turkmenistan and Tatarstan to the course of all-round expansion of cooperation. During the meeting, the sides discussed topical issues of cooperation in its key areas, including the possibility of expanding trade and economic partnership and humanitarian contacts.

Rustam Minnikhanov noted the importance of opening of direct flight Ashgabat-Kazan by Turkmen airlines at the end of 2016, which is convenient for the development of business contacts, tourism, and a lot of students from Turkmenistan are studying in Tatarstan.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of industry and trade of the Republic of Tatarstan Albert Karimov, General Director of JSC "KAMAZ" Sergey Kogogin, Director General of OAO "Tatneft" Nail Maganov, etc.

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said that Turkmenistan intends to continue cooperation with the leading machine-building industrial enterprises of Tatarstan, as their products have gained credibility in the Turkmen market due to high quality. 

R. Minnikhanov and G. Berdimuhamedov visited Technopark "Idea", and also visited the center" Eidos-medicine", where they produce medical simulators and robotic patients.

In particular, in Technopark "Idea" Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov got acquainted with the stand of the company "Tatneft", which since 2010 has worked in Turkmenistan for Goturdepe Deposit contract with SC "Turkmennebit", led a project to overhaul the wells and increase oil recovery. 38 wells were repaired. As a result of the work and the introduction of new technologies and equipment, additional oil was obtained.

The parties are currently working on an extension of the contract. The joint plans already include 88 wells, which will need to be repaired in order to increase oil recovery.

The Kazan helicopter plant has prepared its proposals for cooperation with Turkmenistan and modernization of the fleet of rotorcraft, in the model range of which there is also a medical helicopter "Ansat", used to provide emergency assistance in remote areas.

In the center "Eidos" Turkmen leader demonstrated the production and Assembly of components of the enterprise, as well as the work of the robotic Department of the company. 

In the evening, the presidents of Turkmenistan and Tatarstan visited the stadium "Kazan-arena", where the quarterfinal game of the World Cup 2018 between Brazil and Belgium was held. The invitation of the President of Turkmenistan to become an honorary spectator of the match at the World Cup is of particular importance in terms of the development of inter-state cooperation of Turkmenistan in the field of sports. In September, our country will host the international rally "Amul-Khazar 2018", and in November - the World weightlifting championship. The successful organization of these large-scale competitions will increase the authority of Turkmenistan on the world stage, including sports.

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