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Strategy for comprehensive Turkmen – Uzbek cooperation is discussed in Ashgabat
26 Jan
Strategy for comprehensive Turkmen – Uzbek cooperation is discussed in Ashgabat

   On January 25, 2017 the 13th session of Turkmen – Uzbek Joint Commission for trade, economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation was held in Ashgabat. Representative delegation led by the First Deputy of Prime-Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan A. Ramatov arrived to Turkmen capital for participation. 

   The session, where heads and leading specialists of number of ministries and departments as well as representatives of entrepreneurship circles of both countries, was dedicated to the objectives of intensification of Turkmen – Uzbek dialog. 

   In this regard, the main attention was concentrated on strategy directions of bilateral cooperation where fuel and energy sector is one of the most important. Transnational gas main Turkmenistan – Uzbekistan – Kazakhstan – China, which was put into operation in December of 2009 and supplying Turkmen gas to China, is one of the largest project of cooperation in this sphere. 

  Together with discussion of the issues in the economy, great attention was paid to traditional relations in cultural and humanitarian sphere. The side spoke on the intensification of scientific and educational contacts and development of cooperation in sports and tourism.

   Having stated with delight that recently, legal and contractual base of intergovernmental relations was supplemented by new important documents defining specific sphere of application of mutual interests, the participants of the session confirmed invariable intent to expand business contacts, which are promoted by regular bilateral meetings on different levels. 

   Relative protocol was signed by the outcomes of the session.