AKIPRESS.COM - The working visit of Chairman of the People's Assembly of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to the United Arab Emirates ended on January 5, the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan said.
A meeting between the Chairman and the President of the UAE took place in Abu Dhabi on January 4. The sides considered specific proposals for further intensification of bilateral cooperation in a number of promising areas.
On the second day of his visit to Dubai, Berdimuhamedov held a meeting with the Chairman of the Board of Directors of "Dragon Oil" Saeed Al Tayer. The parties discussed possibilities of expanding many years of cooperation, taking into account the accumulated solid experience of joint work and Turkmenistan's plans for further development, aa well as domestic fuel and energy complex.
The Chairman of the People's Assembly emphasized that the energy policy pursued by Turkmenistan is based on an increase in the volume of production and refining of oil and natural gas, as well as the export of Turkmen energy resources and finished oil and gas chemical products.
This is confirmed by the construction of the TAPI gas pipeline. It is expected that in the future the third stage of development of the "Galkynysh" field will become the source for ensuring the supply of gas through this pipeline.
Investors from the UAE were invited to participate in the implementation of new energy projects related to the construction of gas pipeline infrastructure intended for the export of Turkmen gas.
Berdimuhamedov also met with commercial director of "Dubai Aviation Corporation" ("Flydubai") Hamad Obaidalla, during which Turkmenistan's interest in the comprehensive expansion of Turkmen-Emirati cooperation was emphasized.
Hamad Obaidalla, in turn, noted that many representatives of the UAE business community are interested in close cooperation with Turkmenistan.
Due to the cooperation between the Türkmenhowaýollary and the "Dubai Aviation Corporation", flights on the Ashgabat-Dubai-Ashgabat route are regularly operated. Starting from January 5 this year, air communication between the capitals of the two countries has been carried out.
The commercial director of "Dubai Aviation Corporation" appreciated the infrastructure of the aviation industry created in Turkmenistan in recent years, and confirmed the company's desire to expand mutually beneficial partnership. In particular, it was proposed to increase the number of flights operated between the two countries.
The air service companies can cooperate in the field of training qualified aviation personnel, as well as in providing technical support and services.
The parties expressed confidence in the further successful advancement of the productive cooperation established in recent years.