President of Turkmenistan Receives Deputy Chairman of Government of Russia
10 Oct
President of Turkmenistan Receives Deputy Chairman of Government of Russia

On October 9, 2018 the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov has received Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation – Government Chief of Staff Konstantin Chuychenko and Gazprom’s CEO Alexey Miller.

During the meeting, held in a businesslike, constructive atmosphere, the Turkmen leader and the Russian Prime Minister exchanged opinions on the current status and prospects of cooperation, having emphasized the vast potential available in main areas, including in the trade-economic, agricultural, transport and communications, high-technology sectors, and others.

Among the key areas of bilateral cooperation is the oil and gas sector, strategically important for the two countries, which are the world’s leading power-producing countries with enormous hydrocarbon reserves.In this connection, the parties discussed various issues concerning the implementation of the current Intergovernmental Agreement between the Russian Federation and Turkmenistan on cooperation in the gas sector until 2028, including the restart of Turkmen gas purchases from January 1, 2019. As noted, meaningful negotiations are well underway between Gazprom and Turkmen partners, which are expected to culminate in concrete agreements in the near future.

The parties gave consideration to the intensification of interstate relations in the cultural-humanitarian sphere, including in science and education. The A.S Pushkin Turkmen-Russian Secondary School and the State Russian Drama Theater (also named after the outstanding Russian poet) are seen as a unique symbol of friendship between the two brotherly nations, which are closely bounded up together with historical and spiritual commonality.