Turkmenistan and Belarus discussed ways to enhance cooperation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

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Turkmenistan and Belarus discussed ways to enhance cooperation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

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The prospects of bilateral cooperation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic were discussed during an online meeting of the delegations of Turkmenistan and Belarus. It was organized by the chambers of Commerce and industry of the two countries.

BELTA reports that the videoconference was attended by Chairman of the chamber of Commerce and industry of Turkmenistan Dovletgeldi Rejepov, Ambassador of Belarus to Turkmenistan Vyacheslav Beskosty, Ambassador of Turkmenistan to Belarus Nazarguly Shagulyev, representatives of the Ministry of industry and construction production, the Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan and others. The Belarusian side was represented by more than 50 managers and representatives of enterprises.

According to the State news Agency of Turkmenistan, the meeting provided up-to-date information on the current state of trade and economic partnership, as well as measures to increase trade turnover and promote business contacts.

Noting the interest of the Belarusian business community in increasing productive cooperation, the leadership of the chamber of Commerce of the Republic of Belarus suggested holding business forums and working meetings on a regular basis through video conferences.

One of the leading sectors of the national economies of our countries is the production of construction materials. In this context, the possibilities of implementing joint projects are considered.

The parties also discussed prospects for cooperation in the textile industry. Stressing that today Turkmen textiles are steadily increasing their competitiveness in international markets and are in high demand in the Republic of Belarus, the representatives of the friendly state noted the wide opportunities for the growth of trade between the two countries.

Having identified pharmaceuticals as one of the priority areas of interstate cooperation, the participants of the meeting spoke in favor of expanding partnership in this segment as well.

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