Speaking at the opening ceremony, President Dmitry Medvedev expressed his hope that cooperation between Turkmenistan and Russia will develop, and stressed that Russia is always open to meaningful and committed partnership.
The presidents toured the new centre, accompanied by the chief executive of KamAZ, Sergei Kogogin. The head of the company described the technical features of the vehicles, noting in particular that they are capable of working in temperatures ranging from minus 45 to plus 50 degrees.
The open joint stock company KamAZ is Russia's largest automotive corporation. Its vehicles account for 36 percent of the Russian market.
It has assembly plants in six foreign countries: Poland, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Ethiopia and Vietnam.
One of its affiliated companies has been working in Turkmenistan since May 2006.
To ensure warranty and post-warranty service a temporary centre in Ashgabat has been opened. The servicing of vehicles is done by experts from the KamAZ factory. The new service centre was founded in May 2007. It houses not only a working area but also classrooms and offices.