(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, October 23. China and
Turkmenistan should increase the volume of bilateral trade, Chinese
President Xi Jinping said, Trend reports.
He made the remark during talks with Chairman of the People's
Council of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov within the
framework of the Third 'One Belt, One Road' Forum of International
Cooperation in Beijing.
He said that China is ready to strengthen the coherence between
the 'One Belt, One Road' initiative and Turkmenistan's development
strategy for the revival of the 'Great Silk Road'.
Berdimuhamedov, in turn, noted that President Xi Jinping's
keynote speech at the opening of this event outlined the course of
future cooperation between the two countries.
Furthermore, the Chairman of the People's Council added that
both sides should continue to deepen economic and energy
cooperation, as well as interpersonal and cultural exchanges,
strengthen multilateral communication and coordination within such
structures as the China-Central Asia dialogue.
The development of economic partnership between Turkmenistan and
China includes active cooperation in the field of energy,
infrastructure projects and trade.
China is an important consumer of Turkmen natural gas, finances
and builds infrastructure facilities in Turkmenistan, and both
countries continue to strengthen economic ties, which brings mutual
benefits and contributes to the development of both economies.
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