The head of Ukraine and Turkmenistan to discuss issues of bilateral cooperation
Amangeldy Of Nurmuradov. Leader Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov on Thursday will hold dialogues with the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, who arrived in Ashgabat with official visit, informs the foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan.
the report notes that " the present summit is intended to promote greater international dialogue based on the principles of equality and mutual benefit ".
According to experts, the main theme of the current Turkmen-Ukrainian negotiations will be economy, for example, the implementation by Ukrainian companies in Turkmenistan of a number of key projects and the opportunity to sign new contracts. So, Ukrainian organizations are building in Ashgabat drainage and communication tunnel, railway and car bridges across the Amu Darya, as well as an international airport in Turkmenabat (regional center in the East).
it is expected that the talks will touch upon the issue of resumption of deliveries of Turkmen natural gas to Ukraine.
held on the first day of the week the meeting of the government, the leader Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov drew the attention that the cooperation between Turkmenistan and Ukraine has many years of positive experience and potential for development of further mutually beneficial partnership.
Ukraine is interested to develop cooperation with Turkmenistan in the gas sphere. In Kyiv until now remember that until 2003 Ukraine received natural gas from Turkmenistan. Then, in Accordance with intergovernmental agreements, Gazprom ensured transit of Turkmen gas through the territory of the Russian Federation to Ukraine. The situation changed in April 2003, when between the Russian Federation and Turkmenistan signed an agreement on cooperation in the gas industry for twenty five years. As a result, Ukraine has lost direct supplies of Turkmen gas and started to get in practice all the desired gas from Gazprom. Now, the delivery of Turkmen gas to Ukraine is possible only through the GTS of Russia.