AKIPRESS.COM - The 7th meeting of the Intergovernmental Turkmen-Turkish Commission on Economic Cooperation was held in Ashgabat on December 6, the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan reports.
The delegation of Turkmenistan was headed by Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan Batyr Atdayev, the Turkish delegation was headed by Vice-President of Türkiye Cevdet Yilmaz.
The parties got acquainted with the economic situation of the two countries, regional and multilateral issues, as well as the implementation of measures provided for by the Work Plan of the Intergovernmental Turkmen-Turkish Commission on Economic Cooperation, adopted on the basis of the Protocol of the 6th meeting.
The meeting participants noted the activity and high level of development of the bilateral partnership. They identified trade, economics and investment, banking, energy, transport and logistics, industry and technology, education and science, healthcare, culture and tourism, nature conservation and urban planning, agriculture, sports among the current areas of interaction.
The sides discussed a wide range of issues related to the development of cooperation between Turkmenistan and Türkiye in the energy sector. In particular, they considered the possibilities of supplying Turkmen natural gas to the Turkish market. The relevance of the project for gas supplies from Turkmenistan to Türkiye through the territory of Iran was emphasized.
The diplomats agreed to begin negotiations on the project in near future at the level of heads of relevant departments and companies.
Members of the Commission outlined a number of specific steps to diversify interaction in all promising areas. It was noted that the expansion of contacts would be facilitated by the participation of representatives of the two countries in international conferences and other forums organized in Turkmenistan and Türkiye.