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Prospects for Turkmen-Qatari cooperation discussed at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan

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10 October 2022

The issues of organizing the visit of the President of Turkmenistan to Qatar were discussed during the meeting of the Deputy Foreign Minister of Turkmenistan Berdiniyaz Myatiev with the Chargé d'Affaires of the State of Qatar Mohammed Meskhel Al-Otaibi. This was reported by the Turkmenistan Foreign Ministry.

 As noted, during the talks, the relevance of contacts at the highest and high levels in the development of interstate relations was noted. In this regard, the parties discussed the possibilities of the visit of the President of Turkmenistan to the State of Qatar.

 The parties emphasized the need to further improve the legal framework of bilateral cooperation, and also discussed issues of expanding cooperation in trade, economic and investment areas.

 It is worth noting that in March 2017, an intergovernmental memorandum of understanding was signed on the development of cooperation in the energy sector. The Turkmen side invited large financial and investment structures of Qatar to participate in the implementation of investment projects of Turkmenistan, including the construction of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline, gas processing plants, petrochemical and gas chemical complexes, development of oil and gas fields in Turkmen sector of the Caspian Sea, in the supply of equipment for the oil and gas complex.

 Among the main areas of bilateral cooperation are the fuel and energy complex, the transport and communications sector, the chemical and medical industries.