Turkey attaches special importance to the development of the traditionally friendly and fraternal relations with Turkmenistan, Ahmet Arslan, Turkish minister of transport, maritime affairs and communication, said.
Arslan made remarks at a meeting with Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in Ashgabat.
The sides expressed confidence in further development of the interstate cooperation, which was initially based on an equal, mutually beneficial and long-term basis, the Turkmen government said in a message.
“Turkmenistan attaches great importance to the strengthening of the constructive inter-state dialogue with Turkey”, the government reported citing President Berdimuhamedov as saying.
Turkmenistan has started to modernize the infrastructure of all modes of transport by initiating the major projects of international importance.
“Our countries have every reason to take leading positions in the creation of East-West and North-South modern transport corridors”, the president said.
Turkish companies have been involved in such major projects as the construction of the international seaport in Turkmenbashi and Ashgabat international airport.
The volume of the foreign trade between Turkmenistan and Turkey amounted to $5.5 billion in 2015.
Electricity, polymers, propylene, oil and oil products, cotton yarn and textiles are exported to Turkey. Turkmenistan buys technical equipment and consumer goods.
Turkish companies are implementing 1,580 projects in Turkmenistan in such sectors as transport, fuel and energy complex, communications, agriculture, construction, trade, water resources management.
Some 562 enterprises with Turkish capital have been registered in Turkmenistan. (Trend/Business World Magazine)