The 13th meeting of the Turkmen-Japanese and Japanese-Turkmen economic cooperation committees was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan on May 23, the website of the Foreign Ministry of our country reports.
From the Turkmen side, the Committee is headed by Vice-Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov, and from Japan by Vice President of “Itochu” Corporation Yoichi Kobayashi.
A representative delegation of Japan arrived in Ashgabat to participate in the meeting, which included more than 80 participants, including representatives of the Japanese government, heads of major Japanese companies, including Mitsubishi, Kawasaki, Itochu and Sumitomo.
Also, the meeting was attended by leaders and representatives of leading industry ministries, departments and business circles of our country.
During the business meeting, the parties discussed in detail the key aspects of bilateral relations, and in particular, trade and economic cooperation. The sides noted that mutual visits at the highest level over the past 10 years have become an important link in strengthening Turkmen-Japanese relations.
The meeting participants reviewed current and planned projects implemented in Turkmenistan with the participation of leading Japanese companies. At the same time, it was noted that there are good prerequisites for further expansion of cooperation in such areas as the gas chemical industry, electric power industry, transport, agriculture, health care, communications and communications, tourism and the environment.
It is also noted that in connection with the transition to the new digital systems of the economy at the national level, the parties intend to intensify cooperation in the field of high technologies
During the meeting, 6 documents were signed between the leading state concerns of Turkmenistan and Japanese companies in such areas as the chemical industry, gas industry, transportation, agriculture and water management.
Following the 13th meeting of the Turkmen-Japanese and Japanese-Turkmen Economic Cooperation Committees, a joint Protocol was signed.
It should be noted that Japanese companies have already established themselves as reliable partners in implementing a number of large projects, including the construction of an ammonia and carbamide production complex in Mary, the construction of a carbamide fertilizer plant in Garabogaz, and the creation of a polyethylene and polypropylene production plant in Kiyanly, construction of a plant for the production of synthetic gasoline from natural gas in the Akhal region.
The accumulated successful experience of cooperation determines the interest of Turkmenistan in further attracting technologies of Japanese companies to implement new projects in the field of oil and gas chemistry. There are also great opportunities for partnerships in terms of the construction of chemical enterprises, including the production of ammonia, urea and phosphate fertilizers.