SUCCESSIVE ROUND OF THE JOINT TURKMEN-UZBEK COMMISSION ON TRADE-ECONOMIC, SCIENTIFIC-TECHNICAL AND CULTURAL COOPERATION WAS HELD IN ASHGABAT
On November 23, 2019, the 15th session of the Joint Turkmen-Uzbek Commission on Trade-economic, Scientific-technical and Cultural Cooperation was held in Ashkhabad in the hotel “Archabil”.
The Turkmen part of the Commission was headed by the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan E. Orazgeldyev, and the Uzbek part was led by the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan A. Ramatov.
During the meeting, the implementation of agreements was discussed, as well as agreements signed during the previous meeting of the Commission. The parties discussed in detail the interaction in the field of agriculture, water resources and environmental protection.
Considering the level of trade between the two countries, the parties agreed to continue work on increasing exports of products manufactured in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, including textile, silk, oil and gas, chemical industries, agricultural machinery and cars.
They discussed the possibility of developing cooperation between the two countries in the field of transport and transit, including the simplification of customs procedures. The parties discussed the implementation of the provisions of the Agreement on the establishment of the international transport and transit corridor “Uzbekistan - Turkmenistan - Iran - Oman”.
The meeting participants also discussed cooperation in the field of education, science, sports and tourism. In this context, the importance of the participation of scientists, specialists, creative groups in international forums, conferences, and exhibitions organized in Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan was emphasized.
As a result of the meeting, the parties signed the corresponding Protocol. The next meeting of the Commission will be held in Tashkent in 2020.