On 15 May 2023, the 12th meeting of the intergovernmental commission on economic, scientific, technical and cultural cooperation between Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan was held in Astana. The meeting was co-chaired by the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan Batyr Atdaev and the Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Roman Sklyar, foreign ministry of Turkmenistan said.
During the meeting, the parties discussed cooperation in the field of development of trade and economy, transport, finance, agriculture and water management, construction, culture and tourism, education and science, as well as in the oil and gas sector .
In his speech, Sklyar noted that the current level of relations between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Kazakhstan is characterized by dynamic development in all areas of cooperation. Meetings at the highest levels, as well as mutual visits that have already acquired a traditional character, are the key factors leading to this.
In turn, the Co-Chair of the Turkmen part in his speech emphasized that Kazakhstan is one of the important trading partners of Turkmenistan in Central Asia, as evidenced by the dynamic growth of mutual trade over the first four months of this year.
The Turkmen side noted the positive development dynamics between the two countries, based on the principles of friendship and mutually beneficial partnership, and expressed readiness to continue close cooperation in order to promote further expansion and deepening of bilateral cooperation.
As a result of the meeting, the Protocol was signed. ///nCa, 16 May 2023 (photo credit – MFA Turkmenistan)