Turkmen, Ukrainian presidents discuss bilateral cooperation in phone talk
As the Ashgabat correspondent of Turkmenistan.ru was told in the press service of the head of state, during the talks, the two heads of state discussed major aspects of the Turkmen-Ukrainian relations including the issues of the settlement of payments for Turkmen natural gas supplied earlier. Both presidents expressed the wish in every possible way to expand and boost trade and economic relations between the countries, in particular, in the field of Turkmen natural gas supplies in the near future, development of hydrocarbon resources of the Caspian Sea shelf and in other areas.

Victor Yushchenko asked Saparmurat Niyazov to receive the minister of fuel and energy of Ukraine, Ivan Plachkov, who is to visit Asgabat for talks at the Ministry of oil and gas industry and mineral resources of Turkmenistan.

The presidents agreed to meet in the second half of this year to agree on the basic directions of the further development of bilateral cooperation.