In Kazan discusses prospects for Turkmen-Tatarstan partnership, including in the fuel and energy sector

Turkmenistan and Tatarstan have great potential for developing mutually beneficial relations in a number of areas, including oil exploration, oil production, gas transportation and other industries. This was stated on Monday by President of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov at the meeting in Kazan Kremlin with Minister of industry and construction industry of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, the press service of the President Minnikhanov on the website of Tatarstan government.

It is noted that Serdar Berdimuhamedov arrived in Kazan on a two-day working visit (February 17-18, 2020).

"Today, Tatarstan and Turkmenistan have an Agreement on cooperation, there is a Program of our cooperation," Minnikhanov reminded. - Regular flights between Kazan and Ashgabat also contribute to the development of our contacts. There is a representative office of Tatarstan in Ashgabat. There is a decision to open the Consulate General of Turkmenistan in Kazan."

According to Minnikhanov, currently there are strong business contacts with enterprises of Tatarstan-PJSC "KAMAZ", "Tatneft" and others. A joint Tatarstan-Turkmen working group has been established, and active work is underway in many areas.

"According to the results of 9 months of 2019, our trade turnover has increased," said Minnikhanov. – But there are opportunities for its significant growth. Considerable potential is laid for the development of relations in such areas as oil exploration, oil production, gas transportation, automotive, aviation and shipbuilding, energy, chemical supplies, pharmaceuticals, medicine, construction, agriculture, innovation and information technology."

According to Minnikhanov, cooperation with Zelenodolsk shipbuilding plant is also a promising direction.

During the meeting, they also touched upon the issues of cooperation in the field of construction, training of highly qualified specialists for the construction industry on the basis of Tatarstan universities.

"It was a great event for us to receive The President of Turkmenistan in Tatarstan last June at the celebration of Sabantuy,- Rustam Minnikhanov recalled. - In turn, I try to visit your beautiful country often. I remember with pleasure all the events in which we take part , including the Turkmen horse festival And others."

The President of Tatarstan also congratulated the Turkmen colleagues on the successful holding Of the first Caspian economic forum in the national tourist zone "Avaza".

The head of Tatarstan invited representatives of Turkmenistan to take part in the international summit "KazanSummit", which will once again be held in the capital of Tatarstan in June 2020.

During the visit, the Minister of industry and construction of Turkmenistan will get acquainted with the work of the special economic zone "Innopolis" and the development of the city of innopolis, as well as visit the University of The same name. The guest will also be presented Technopolis "Himgrad", where an exhibition of products of Technopolis residents will be held.

Serdar Berdimuhamedov will also take part in the round table with representatives of Tatarstan ministries and enterprises.

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