Discussed the capabilities of Turkmen-Kyrgyz business partnership activation

The meeting was held with Charge d'Affaires of the Embassy of Republic of Kyrgyz in Turkmenistan Turatbek Junushaliyev and with Second Secretary of Embassy Mars Kamalov on December 26 at the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs.

Deputy Chairman of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, heads and representatives of TUIE Trade and International Departments took part in a discussion of topical issues of business circles cooperation of two countries.

Diplomats were informed about the key priority areas of Turkmen entrepreneurs activity, their capabilities in implementation of investment projects and the export of a wide range of products.

It was noted the importance of practical realization of decisions of the fourth session of Turkmen-Kyrgyz Intergovernmental Commission on trade and economic, scientific-technical and humanitarian cooperation in the course of negotiation.

Special attention was paid to cooperation in the tourism sphere. In connection with it the representatives of Kyrgyz side made a proposition regarding the engagement of Turkmen entrepreneurs to construction and investment of tourist attractions in Yssyk-Kul. Also, it was discussed the possibilities of a partnership of two country’s tour operators, organization of joint industry-specific forums and meetings.

In order to expand collaboration it was underlined the importance of the opening of Trade House of Turkmenistan in Bishkek, for which location was chosen place in one of the central regions of Kyrgyz capital. Also, it was noted the necessity to explore the issues regarding the post establishment of trade representative near the embassies of two countries, light visa regime for entrepreneurs, the opening of flight between Ashgabat and Bishkek, the establishment of joint enterprises and etc. Great interest was expressed to the experience of halal industry development in Turkmenistan.

In conclusion, the meeting participants confirmed the interest of the business circles of two countries in diversification of the trade and economic partnership, which they intend to fully promote.