NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – Kazakhstan’s Prime Minister Askar Mamin met with Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in Ashgabat, the press service of the Kazakh government said on September 17.
“Despite the quarantine measures and the current situation in the world, the level of trade between Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan has maintained a steady growth – the trade turnover in January-July 2020 increased by 10% and reached $100 million,” the statement said.
The volume of transportation of railway cargo in transit through the territory of Kazakhstan to Turkmenistan increased by 55% in January-August.
During the talks, special attention was paid to the prospects for the development of cross-border cooperation between the Mangistau region of Kazakhstan and the Balkan region of Turkmenistan, including through the creation of a special border trade zone on the border of the two countries.
During the visit to Ashgabat, the parties also considered practical measures to further deepen economic cooperation.