“Russia greatly values its mutually beneficial political and business cooperation with Turkmenistan, based on our solid traditions of friendship and respect for each other’s interests”, Mr Medvedev wrote. “Our multifaceted cooperation today is distinguished by its rapid growth and important practical content”.
The President said he hopes the exhibition will be a big event reflecting the high level of Russian-Turkmenistan relations, a forum for demonstrating the latest scientific and technological achievements and a chance to get to know a wide range of Russian companies and businesses.
Mr Medvedev noted that along with priority cooperation in the fuel and energy sector, new opportunities for businesses from Russia and Turkmenistan are opening up in other areas too: in transport and communications infrastructure development, industry and construction.
More than 120 companies and businesses from 16 Russian regions are taking part in the national exhibition, Economic Growth and Mutually Beneficial Partnership, in Ashgabat. The exhibition showcases the products and possibilities of Russia’s machine-building industry, fuel and energy sector, construction materials industry and also the foodstuffs and pharmaceuticals industries.
The exhibition opened just before the Russia-Turkmenistan Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation holds its latest meeting.