Turkmenistan is a strategic partner of Kazakhstan – RK Ambassador

Turkmenistan is a strategic partner of Kazakhstan – RK Ambassador

– Turkmenistan is our strategic partner in all spheres and directions, Kazakh Ambassador Yerkebulan Sapiyev said at a briefing in Ashgabat. The briefing was organized on the occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of Kazakhstan, which is celebrated on December 16.

According to the Ambassador, constructive political dialogue promotes trade, economic, investment and humanitarian cooperation between the countries.

– Of course, special attention is paid to trade and economic relations. During the first nine months of this year, we have reached a trade turnover of almost $ 90 million, the diplomat stressed.

He noted that the main share in bilateral trade is textile and oil and gas production, grain and household goods, industrial equipment.

The Ambassador of Kazakhstan emphasized that there is also an opportunity to develop near-border cooperation between the countries. With this end in view, it is necessary to create a center that will regulate all issues of border crossing and transportation of goods.

At the briefing, the transport and logistics sector was also touched upon.

– We are connected by major megaprojects, for example, the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran transnational railway. Through this trade route, goods can be transported without delay to the Persian Gulf countries, the Indian ocean, Europe, Sapiyev said, noting that during the January-September period, the volume of cargo transportation along this route amounted to 7 million tons.

The Ambassador also told about the importance of building a highway and a bridge from the city of Turkmenbashi to the border with Kazakhstan. According to him, the construction of this route will increase trade and transport traffic not only between Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan, but also other countries of the region.

Bilateral cooperation between Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan is based on mutual understanding both in views on priorities and prospects of partnership, as well as regional and international development trends.

Maisa OVEZMUHAMMEDOVA