Turkmenistan, Russia hold intergovernmental commission meeting

ASHGABAT (TCA) — Ashgabat hosted a regular session of the Intergovernmental Turkmen–Russian Commission for Economic Cooperation with the participation of heads and representatives of government structures including leading line ministries and departments as well as business circles of the two countries, the State News Agency of Turkmenistan reported on May 7.

The Russian delegation was headed by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Head of the Government Office of the Russian Federation Konstantin Chuychenko.

Trade and economic spheres, fuel and energy, transport and communications, agriculture as well as digitization of the economy and implementation of advanced technologies were outlined among priority vectors of Turkmen–Russian cooperation.

The participants of the session also spoke for the improvement of cooperation in humanitarian, scientific and technological spheres, as well as in education, culture, tourism and sports.

In addition, the issues of Turkmen–Russian interregional cooperation, which has received new content and quality in the last few years, were reviewed. It was mentioned that at present time, close relations have been established between Turkmenistan and some regions of the Russian Federation including the Republic of Tatarstan, Astrakhan and Sverdlovsk Regions, and Saint Petersburg.

A Memorandum between the Trade and Industrial Chamber of Turkmenistan and the Government of Astrakhan Region (Russian Federation) on the establishment of the Turkmen–Astrakhan Joint Council for Entrepreneurship was signed after the meeting.

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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