The government delegation of Turkmenistan headed by the Vice-Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign affairs Rashid Meredov paid a working visit to Japan on October 22-23, where it held a number of productive negotiations aimed at further deepening economic cooperation. This is reported on the website of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
During the visit, a meeting with the head and members of the Turkmen-Japanese Committee on economic cooperation was held.
During the visit, the delegation of Turkmenistan was received by Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. In addition, inter-Ministerial and inter-parliamentary talks were held, as well as bilateral meetings with the leaders of the energy, transport, trade and economic sectors.
During the productive negotiations, the parties discussed the current state of the mutually beneficial Turkmen-Japanese partnership and the development of further areas of cooperation. In particular, new important projects planned for joint implementation in Turkmenistan were considered.
A solid package of bilateral documents was signed in the above-mentioned areas.
It is planned to strengthen cooperation in the areas in which state programs have recently been adopted in Turkmenistan, designed to diversify the national economy, make it more diverse, competitive and at the same time increase the number of jobs. This, in particular, the industry of oil, gas and chemical raw materials processing, as well as electricity, industry and transport.
In the framework of negotiations with the Minister of Finance of Japan Taro ASO, it was noted that both countries are aimed at maximum stimulation of economic partnership. A new step in this direction will be the completion of work on the draft intergovernmental Agreement in the field of investment and the preparation of a program for investment cooperation.
At a meeting with the Minister of land, infrastructure, transport and tourism of Japan, the possibility of cooperation in the field of shipbuilding was considered, which is especially important in the light of the plans of the shipyard «Balkan», which intends to master the production of a number of modern ships.
According to TDH, following the visit, a number of important bilateral documents were signed, in particular, a Memorandum on cooperation in the field of infrastructure, a Memorandum on cooperation between the parliamentary friendship Groups and others, including in the implementation of specific joint infrastructure projects.