The big resonance in a business and public community of the
world and foreign media was caused by the state visit of the
President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to the
State of Qatar which took place on March 15-16, 2017.
During the negotiations which took place in Doha the President
Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and the Emir of the State of Qatar
Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Tani discussed a condition and the
prospects of development of the bilateral relations, exchanged
opinions on a number of questions of worldwide and regional
policy, being of mutual interest.
Possibilities of effective addition of efforts in strategic areas, and,
first of all, in the trade and economic sphere became a principal
theme of the meeting. As it was noted, there was a set of the
directions where interaction of the parties could bring powerful
results. Good prospects for development of direct business
contacts between the government and entrepreneurial institutions
of two countries open in an occupational sector. This is an
investment in high-tech industries of economy, such as the power
overworking and the chemical industry, the textile industry.
The fuel and energy complex was determined one of the main
vectors of interstate interaction. Our countries have the richest
inventories of energy resources, in particular, of natural gas that
creates conditions for strengthening of a cooperation in the field.
Turkmenistan consistently and surely realizes the strategy aimed
at large-scale development of domestic energy industry and its
integration into the international power system.
In this context the offer on a possibility of participation of the world
famous Qatar companies in projects of creation in Turkmenistan
of the plants on conversion of gas, petrochemical and gas-
chemical productions, a construction of the international gas
pipelines, oil and gas infrastructure on the Turkmen site of the
Caspian Sea, and also in supplies of equipment for the oil and
gas industry was stated. Speaking about value of a construction
of the gas pipeline of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan- Pakistan-India,
the President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov expressed interest in
discussion of the questions connected with participation of large
financial and investment structures of Qatar in implementation of
this transnational project.
Also at the meeting the concept of chairmanship of Turkmenistan
in 2017 at the Conference on the Energy Charter was mentioned,
within which in November of the current year in Ashgabat the
regular meeting of this organization will take place.
Following the results of negotiations the packet of the documents
aimed at a further intensification of partnership in the energy
sector in the field of standardization, certification, metrology and
accreditation, in the sphere of a biodiversity and wildlife
conservation, through aviaservices, and also between higher
educational institutions of two countries was signed.
Great interest to trade and economic and investment partnership
with Turkmenistan was visually showed by a Turkmen-Qatar
business forum in which some vice-chairmen of Cabinet of
Ministers, heads of the ministries and industry departments, the
Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan,
representatives of government institutions and the largest
companies of Qatar participated.
At the request of the President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov
members of government delegation of Turkmenistan held bilateral
meetings with heads of the relevant ministries, departments and
higher educational institutions of the State of Qatar in Doha.
In general, results of the taken place negotiations once again
showed high extent of the mutual understanding established
between the partner countries and their leaders and also every
possible readiness of Turkmenistan and the State of Qatar for
building-up of a cooperation for the benefit of two people.