Today, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov received the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Roman Sklyar, who arrived in Turkmenistan heading a government delegation, the Information Program "Watan" of the Turkmen Television reported.
The implementation of the agreements reached during the two visits of the President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to Turkmenistan, held last year, were touched upon during the discussion of the state and prospects of the Turkmen-Kazakh relations.
The focus was on the prospects of building up partnership in such strategic areas as transport and logistics, energy, agriculture, and industrial cooperation.
The Turkmen leader and his guest also exchanged views on the prospects of Turkmen-Kazakh cooperation in the trade and economic areas. At the same time, it was noted that last year the trade turnover between the countries doubled, compared with 2020, and there is a huge potential for its further expansion between the countries. In this regard, the need to stimulate investment activity and establish close contacts between the business communities of the two countries was emphasized.
The importance of the activities of the Intergovernmental Turkmen-Kazakh Commission on economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation in terms of defining new vectors of interstate interaction was mentioned.
They also discussed mutual interest in expanding the dialogue in the cultural and humanitarian area.
As the President of Turkmenistan stressed, "by developing bilateral ties, we rely on the long-standing traditions of brotherhood and mutual fellow liking of peoples, the commitment of our states to the principles of peacefulness and humanism. This is a good basis for cooperation and mutual understanding of important issues of global and regional development, where our countries have close or similar approaches."
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan Roman Sklyar expressed confidence that the Turkmen-Kazakh relations will continue successful developing for the benefit of the two friendly fraternal peoples.