Turkmenistan expands economic ties with Russia’s regions

ASHGABAT (TCA) — The 6th Turkmen-Russian Economic Forum took place in Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat on November 22 to specify the most promising areas for developing efficient collaboration, the state-run Turkmenistan Golden Age Newspaper reported.

According to the forum participants, the partnership between Turkmenistan and Russia has a strategic character, which is proven by the regular bilateral top-level meetings and talks, including in the framework of large international events. Moreover, the mutual understanding and trust established between the heads of the two friendly states, their aspiration for bringing the traditional interstate dialogue up to the new level to satisfy the mutual interests and meet modern requirements stand as the important factors of the Turkmen-Russian partnership.

Particular attention was paid to the implementation of the Intergovernmental Turkmen-Russian Program on economic cooperation in 2017-2019 and projects in the spheres of trade, industry, power energy, engineering, construction, agriculture, fish industry, transport, sports, tourism and healthcare.

Today, more than 180 companies with the participation of Russian capital have been registered in Turkmenistan.

The foreign-policy strategy of Turkmenistan prioritizes the enhancement of bilateral relations with the regions and large industrial and cultural centers in the Russian Federation. It was not occasional that representatives of eight regions of Russia took part in the Ashgabat forum. The Republic of Tatarstan, St. Petersburg, the Astrakhan, Sverdlovsk, Belgorod regions and other subjects of the Russian Federation demonstrate the high efficiency of trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation with Turkmenistan.

The forum participants underlined that both countries were aimed to continue developing the interregional relations through widening their legislative basis, intensifying mutual visits of delegations, developing and implementing joint programs of partnership, and participating in fairs and exhibitions.

Sergey Kwan


Sergey Kwan has worked for The Times of Central Asia as a journalist, translator and editor since its foundation in March 1999. Prior to this, from 1996-1997, he worked as a translator at The Kyrgyzstan Chronicle, and from 1997-1999, as a translator at The Central Asian Post.
Kwan studied at the Bishkek Polytechnic Institute from 1990-1994, before completing his training in print journalism in Denmark.

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