The 2nd International Investment Forum of Turkmenistan opened at Ashgabat's cultural center "Gold Star". It is being attended by delegates from nearly 40 countries. Among them are representatives of governments, international and regional organizations, international financial institutions and major foreign companies.
The two-day forum will host a number of meetings and discussions of potential investors, managers of international companies and representatives of governments, ministries and agencies focusing on prospects of cooperation in various sectors of Turkmenistan's economy.
In his welcoming address to participants, the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov said the main goal of the forum is to attract investments in the oil and gas and textile industries, construction and building materials industry, construction of tourist facilities, roads and airports, agriculture, health and medical industry of Turkmenistan.
According to the president, the legislation of Turkmenistan and the country's neutral status guarantees safety of foreign investments. He expressed confidence that the forum "will provide foreign investors with an excellent opportunity to invest in the ongoing large-scale projects, discuss the prospects of mutually fruitful cooperation with the Turkmen colleagues."