Turkmenistan and Tatarstan have a great potential for cooperation in fields of industry, agriculture, machine building, energy, aircraft building and ship building, said Turkmenistan President Gurbangulu Berdymohammadov during the talks with Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov in Ashgabad last week.
Berdymohammadov said that Turkmenistan is interested in expanding of ties in the energy and petrochemistry fields as well as fields of high-technology.
Speaking about importance of development of cultural and humanitarian cooperation, Turkmenistan President thanked the Tatarstan government for training over 900 Turkmenistan students at the universities in Tatarstan. Berdymohammadov has also offered to establish cooperation to organize the Asian Games in Ashgabad in 2017.
“We have established really good relationships,” Minnihanov said and added that the medium and small businesses of Tatarstan are interested in expanding partnership with Turkmenistan. Among the perspective projects Tatarstan President mentioned delivery of equipment and construction of pumping stations in Akhalsk and Mary provinces of Turkmenistan as well as expanding cooperation with the state corporations Turkmengas and Turkmenneft in field of hydrocarbons refining.