The priorities of interstate cooperation were discussed by phone by President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev.
The interlocutors noted with satisfaction the progressive dynamics of the interstate dialogue, which, based on the primordial ties of brotherhood and good neighborliness, is filled with new content from year to year.
During the conversation, G. Berdimuhamedov thanked Sh. Mirziyoyev for congratulations on the award of the prestigious award of the Asia-Pacific broadcasting Union.
The Turkmen leader expressed his gratitude for the solemn meeting and warm welcome provided in the Uzbek city of Termez to the Turkmen delegation, which was traveling by train to Tajikistan for the Days of culture of Turkmenistan.
Focusing on the priority issues of interstate cooperation, the interlocutors stressed that Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have reached a qualitatively new level of relations. This is evidenced by the important agreements aimed at achieving concrete results, as well as the strategic partnership Agreement signed last year in Ashgabat.
At the same time, it was noted that there is a solid potential for further enhancing productive cooperation in various sectors of the economy, transport and communications, in the agricultural sector. In this context, G.Berdimuhamedov, noting that in the soil and climatic conditions of Turkmenistan the Uzbek agricultural machinery has proven itself well, confirmed the intention to continue to buy it.
The parties exchanged views on the regional and global agenda, confirming their commitment to constructive dialogue in the format of international organizations in the name of ensuring global peace, security and sustainable development.
During the conversation, G. Berdimuhamedov invited Sh. Mirziyoyev to visit Turkmenistan on an official visit. The dates of the visit will be agreed through diplomatic channels.
As you know, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, which have impressive reserves of hydrocarbon resources, are in favor of diversification of energy flows. Among the implemented projects is the construction of the Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan - Kazakhstan –China gas pipeline, put into operation in December 2009.
Earlier, Mr. Berdimuhamedov previously invited the business community of Uzbekistan to participate in the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project, as well as in the development of oil and gas fields on the Turkmen shelf of the Caspian sea.
Ashgabat is ready to intensify cooperation in the framework of the project on the supply of electricity from Central to South Asia on the route Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Tajikistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan.