MOSCOW, October 7. / TASS /. The meeting of the intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation between Russia and Turkmenistan was held on Thursday in Ashgabat, following which a cooperation program for 2021-2023 was signed. This was reported by the Turkmen state news agency. TDH…
“Today, in the Turkmen capital, co-chairs of the intergovernmental Turkmen-Russian commission on economic cooperation were held, in which representatives of ministries and sectoral departments, as well as business circles of the two countries, took part,” TDH reports. the sides, the commission was headed by Deputy Prime Minister Serdar Berdimuhamedov, a representative commission of the government of the Russian Federation Alexei Overchuk. ”As a result, the Program of Economic Cooperation between the Government of Turkmenistan and the Government of the Russian Federation for 2021-2023 was signed.
According to TDH, during the meeting it was emphasized that Russia is one of the strategic partners of Turkmenistan and is strengthening ties with it – this is one of the priority directions of the country’s foreign policy. The co-chairmen of the commission also noted the growing dynamics of the interstate dialogue, which has acquired a new qualitative content in recent years. Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Alexei Overchuk said that on Thursday he held a meeting with President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, which was extremely substantive and constructive.
Among the promising vectors of bilateral relations at the intergovernmental commission were named the fuel and energy complex, the transport and communication area, the gas chemical industry, geology, construction, and the financial and banking sector. The meeting demonstrated the importance of a successful partnership between Turkmenistan and the regions of the Russian Federation, an example of which is the successful partnership with Tatarstan, St. Petersburg, the Astrakhan region. Special emphasis is placed on the possibility of Russian business participation in projects implemented in various spheres of the Turkmen economy. Confirming the aspiration of Russian business circles to be present in the promising Turkmen market, where a number of Russian companies are already successfully operating, the Russian delegate made proposals for cooperation.
At the meeting of the intergovernmental commission, issues of humanitarian cooperation, primarily in the field of education and science, are discussed. The parties noted the positive experience of interaction in the field of healthcare, including prevention and response to infectious diseases, taking into account the situation in the world, not with a pandemic.