Yerevan to Host Meeting of Turkmen-Armenian Intergovernmental Commission

A delegation from Turkmenistan will go to Yerevan on September 5 to attend the fourth meeting of the intergovernmental Turkmen-Armenian commission on economic cooperation, an official Turkmen source said. The relevant decree was signed by Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

At the government meeting the Turkmen leader said that Turkmenistan attaches special importance to building mutually beneficial cooperation with other countries, including Armenia.

He said the joint intergovernmental commission plays an important role in this.

“Our country will continue stepping up a constructive dialogue with all interested parties, promoting the development of mutually beneficial economic relations between the regional states and the world,” the president said signing the decree ‘On approval of the composition of the Turkmen side in the Turkmen-Armenian commission on economic cooperation’ .

Armenia is interested in the purchase of Turkmen electricity. This question was raised during the official visit of Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan to Ashgabat in November 2010, during which agreements were signed in the humanitarian, economic and trade areas.

The two countries have experience of cooperation in the field of electricity supply through Iran. Turkmenistan’s power system is connected to the United Energy System of Central Asia and is able to export surplus electricity to other countries – Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Tajikistan and others. The agenda includes access to markets of the Caucasus region, Kazakhstan and Pakistan.

According to national programme of socio-economic development of Turkmenistan energy production in the country, in 2030 it will reach 25.5 billion kilowatt / hours per year and exports will exceed 11 billion kilowatt / hours per year.

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