The leadership of the World Bank (WB) for Central Asia, headed
by Regional Director Tatiana Proskuryakova, discussed issues of
further cooperation with Turkmenistan, Turkmen media reports.
During the visit to the capital of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat, from
January 22 through 26, the WB delegation held a series of meetings
with the government, a number of ministries and departments of the
country, identifying priorities for cooperation.
The agenda of the talks included such issues as expanding
support in the field of the COVID-19 pandemic, the development of
agriculture and strengthening the role of the private sector in the
national economy, improving the investment climate and
Turkmenistan's accession to the WTO. Aspects of the World Bank's
technical assistance to Central Asian countries were considered,
with an emphasis on the common electricity market and other
In general, the visit had a counter-orientation and its main
result was an improved understanding of the goals and expectations
of partners, preferred mechanisms and formats of cooperation, which
were considered during the discussions.
Meanwhile, the Government of Turkmenistan since 2015, has been
among the countries and companies that support the initiative 'Zero
Routine Flaring by 2030' presented by the World Bank.
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