Ashgabat and Kazan discuss expansion of industrial and trading cooperation

Ashgabat and Kazan discuss expansion of industrial and trading cooperation

Deputy-Chairman, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov held video negotiations with Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan Albert Karimov.

– Turkmenistan is one of the priority partners of the Republic of Tatarstan. We are interested in the further deepening of versatile cooperation with Turkmenistan, – Albert Karimov told. He noted that regular mutual contacts at high level underline a high degree of development of bilateral cooperation.

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Republic of Tatarstan of the Russian Federation, following the results of 2019 the foreign trade turnover between Tatarstan and Turkmenistan has made up more than 120 million US dollars that by 5 times exceeds the foreign trade turnover for 2018.

Besides traditional directions – the oil and gas branch, shipbuilding, motor transportation technics, service, and building – develop contacts in the field of medical industry.

Ministers also noted a huge potential of scientific diplomacy in coronavirus pandemic counteraction and ensured their readiness to expand dialogue formats in key areas.

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