Today, President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received vice Prime Minister of The Russian Federation – chief of staff of The Government of the Russian Federation Konstantin Chuichenko and state Secretary – vice minister of foreign affairs of the Russian Federation Grigory Karasin, who arrived in Ashgabat to participate in the regular meeting of the Intergovernmental Turkmen-Russian commission on economic cooperation.
The guests conveyed warm greetings to the Turkmen leader, as well as congratulations on the upcoming victory Day in the great Patriotic war of 1941-1945 from Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who addressed their best wishes to the Turkmen people.
The guests confirmed the commitment of the Russian side to traditionally friendly relations with Turkmenistan. The head of state was also expressed gratitude for the condolences in connection with the tragic incident at Sheremetyevo airport.
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov stressed the strategic nature of the interstate partnership that meets mutual interests. Sending his greetings and congratulations on the upcoming holiday to the top leadership of Russia, the head of Turkmenistan noted that our countries have long-term fruitful cooperation, built on the principles of constructiveness and long-term. The head of state also wished success to the Ashgabat meeting of the intergovernmental Commission.
During the meeting, the state and prospects of bilateral cooperation were discussed. In this regard, the role of the Turkmen-Russian intergovernmental Commission, designed to promote the implementation of the impressive potential of partnership, diversification of business contacts, increase the volume of trade and expand its range, stimulate investment activity, was noted.
As noted, the Turkmen-Russian relations are characterized by progressive dynamics at the regional level. Close ties have been established between Turkmenistan and the subjects of the Russian Federation, including the Republic of Tatarstan, Astrakhan and Sverdlovsk regions, the city of St. Petersburg and other interstate dialogue is also successfully developing within the CIS, where Turkmenistan presides in 2019.
During the meeting, the participants discussed the agenda of the next meeting of the intergovernmental Commission, including cooperation in trade and economic sphere, fuel and energy sector, industry, including chemical industry, Agriculture, construction, introduction of advanced technologies.
Transport was also identified as a priority vector of cooperation. Based on the favorable geographical and geopolitical position, Turkmenistan initiates and implements large-scale projects on the formation of multimodal transit transport corridors of regional and continental importance. A significant step in this direction was the commissioning of the new International seaport of Turkmenbashi in 2018. In this aspect, the relevance of the forthcoming in August I Caspian economic forum, where Russia will be represented by a high-level delegation, was noted.
As assured Konstantin Chuichenko, the Russian partners will do its utmost to enhance bilateral economic and trade cooperation and enhance its performance. The meeting was also attended by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Turkmenistan Alexander Blohin.