President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov's working visit to Japan began today, the state news Agency of Turkmenistan reported.
The presidential plane landed at Tokyo-Haneda International airport, where the Turkmen leader was met by officials and members of the Turkmen government delegation.
From the airport, the motorcade of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov proceeded to the hotel Chinzanso Tokyo, where the residence of the Turkmen leader is located during his stay in Tokyo.
According to the information, within the framework of the working visit, a number of bilateral meetings are planned, during which the prospects for further development of interstate cooperation in a wide range of areas will be discussed.
Referring to the importance of the current visit, the head of state noted with satisfaction at the recent meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers that the traditionally friendly Turkmen-Japanese relations are a clear example of equal and mutually beneficial cooperation based on the constant good will of the parties and aimed at achieving concrete results.
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov noted that in recent years the interstate dialogue, which is of a trusting and constructive nature, has reached a qualitatively new level and is successfully developing both in the bilateral format and within the framework of regional and international organizations.
This is evidenced by the business meetings and forums held on a regular basis, meetings of the Turkmen-Japanese Committee for economic cooperation, which contribute to the steady progress of cooperation and the practical realization of its huge potential.
Thus, in May this year, the 13th meeting of the above-mentioned Committee was held in Ashgabat, for which a representative delegation arrived in the Turkmen capital from Japan. Partners from the land of the rising sun confirmed the desire of the Japanese business community to expand its presence in the dynamically growing Turkmen market, to participate in the implementation of large-scale transformation programs launched in our country, new infrastructure projects.
In this aspect, it should be noted that the documents signed during the visit of the delegation of our country to Japan, held on behalf of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in March this year, gave new incentives to interstate cooperation.
According to the source, today the focus of bilateral cooperation is a wide range of areas. Japanese companies have proven to be reliable partners in the implementation of such major projects as the construction of industrial complexes: in Mary – for the production of ammonia and carbamide in Mary, in the Balkan province, for the production of urea fertilizers in Garabogaz, polyethylene and polypropylene in Kiyanly, and in the Ahal province – the world's first plant for the production of clean synthetic fuels – gasoline from natural gas.
Favorable opportunities for mutually beneficial partnerships are also available in the transport, communication and logistics sectors, agriculture and other sectors where the combination of interests is seen as the most effective.
And of course, an important component of the interstate dialogue is the humanitarian sphere, including contacts in the scientific and educational sphere, in the field of culture and art, as well as sports and tourism. Here, among the examples of fruitful cooperation are the Oguzkhan University of Engineering and technology, the Japanese Department at the Turkmen national Institute of world languages named after Dowletmammed Azadi, where experienced teachers from the land of the rising sun work. There is also a specialized secondary school, the program of which introduced the Japanese language.