Ashgabat hosted a meeting with Bangladesh’s Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Turkmenistan (with a residence in Tehran) Majibur Rahman Bhuiyan, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said.
The parties noted their interest in development of cooperation in the areas of electricity, transportation and petrochemical sphere.
It was also noted that the two countries had opportunities to intensify relations in the spheres of agriculture and textile industry.
In 2017 Turkmenistan and Bangladesh mark the 25th anniversary of establishment of the two countries’ diplomatic relations.
Bangladesh, as it was reported earlier, is studying opportunities to join the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project, which is being developed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Turkmenistan’s biggest field Galkynysh will be the raw materials base for the TAPI project, the implementation of which started in December 2015.
Turkmen gas will help meet the growing energy consumption in India and Pakistan, where the demand may increase twofold by 2030.
The remaining part will help eliminate the permanent deficit of energy resources in the transit country, Afghanistan. (Trend/Business World Magazine)