The meeting at the highest level which is coming in Astana will promote the new urgent directions of partnership, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov

Today the state visit of the President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to Kazakhstan undertaken by the Turkmen leader in the invitation of his Kazakhstan colleague Nursultan Nazarbayev has begun.

Noting special value to the meeting which is coming in Astana at the highest levels, the head of Turkmenistan expressed confidence that it will give a new impulse of implementation of versatile potential of interaction, will promote the new urgent directions of partnership.

It is promoted regular exchange of visits of delegations of two countries. Deepening of the interstate relations is proved also by the two-way deals reached following the results of the state visit of Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to Kazakhstan in May, 2013 and the official visit of Nursultan Nazarbayev to Turkmenistan in December, 2014.

Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan act from single line items on such key questions of the global agenda as preserving and maintenance of the universal peace and stability, counteraction to threats of the international terrorism, extremism, a disarmament perspective, arrangement of the situation in Afghanistan. Both countries closely cooperate within the UN, OSCE, the CIS.

Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan effectively interact on a wide range of the directions, including the trade and economic sphere, energy and transport and communication sectors, and also in the field of the cultural and humanitarian relations.

Implementation of large joint projects among which are construction of the transnational gas pipeline of Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kazakhstan-China, by which the Turkmen natural gas is delivered to Celestial Empire, and also a long distance railway of Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran - one of examples of mutually advantageous partnership.

To energization of trade and economic relations also holding joint business forums, mutual participation in fairs and exhibitions serves. In particular, Turkmenistan intends to provide an expanded exposition on "EXPO-2017" which will take place in Astana from June 10 to September 10, 2017.

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