Mamin and Berdimuhamedov discussed coop issues
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Prime Minister Askar Mamin paid a working visit to Ashgabat, where he took part in the 15th summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) and held talks with President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Kazpravda.kz reports citing the press service of the Prime Minister.
During the meeting with the head of Turkmenistan, the sides discussed topical issues of cooperation between the two countries in the trade, economic, investment, energy, transit, transport and agricultural spheres.
Particular attention was paid to the implementation of the agreements reached during the state visit of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev to Turkmenistan on October 24-25, 2021.
Despite the quarantine measures and the current situation in the world, the level of trade between Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan maintained a steady growth - the trade turnover in January-September 2021 increased by 43.6% to $ 144 million due to the growth of Kazakhstan's exports by 78.1%. The task has been set to ensure in the coming years the trade turnover at the level of $ 500 million.
For 10 months of 2021, the volume of cargo transportation with the participation of the railways of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, incl. transit to Afghanistan and Iran, exceeded 1 million tons.
As part of his visit to Ashgabat, Askar Mamin also held talks with Deputy Chairmen of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov and Shakhim Abdrakhmanov, during which practical measures to further deepen economic cooperation were considered.