12.09.13 10:01

Turkmen-Japanese summit talks held in Tokyo

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov held talks in Tokyo, as part of the Turkmen President’s official visit to Japan.

In the course of the talks, the sides noted that the Turkmen-Japanese cooperation is an important component in the context of development of relations between Turkmenistan and the Asia-Pacific region. According to the sides, Turkmenistan and Japan aspire to use their capacities as well as the geopolitical and geo-economic benefits to create favorable conditions for mutually beneficial cooperation.

The sides reaffirmed their commitment to the strengthening of peace, security and ensuring stable development at the regional and global level.

The sides paid particular attention to bilateral partnership in the trade and economic sphere. Energy, transport and telecommunications and water management were identified as the promising areas of cooperation.

The sides noted that Japan is one of Turkmenistan's important and reliable economic partners and, in this connection, the sides confirmed their willingness to sign a set of documents relating to construction of a number of large enterprises in Turkmenistan jointly with Japanese companies. The total cost of the projects exceeds US $ 10 billion.

Following the talks, there was held a ceremony of signing bilateral documents.

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe signed a Joint Declaration on new partnership between Turkmenistan and Japan.

As a result of the Turkmen-Japanese summit talks, there were also signed an Agreement on Technical Cooperation, a Programme of Cooperation between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the two countries for 2013-2014, a Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Health and Medical Industry of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan, a Memorandum of Cooperation between the Ministry of Economy and Development of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan, a Memorandum of Understanding between the State Corporation “Turkmengaz” and the Japanese National Corporation for Oil, Gas and Metals.

After the ceremony, the President of Turkmenistan and the Prime Minister of Japan made statements for press, in which they praised the talks and the documents signed.

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