Kazakhstan’s President meets his Turkmenistan counterpart

Dec 02. Tengrinews

Kazakhstan’s President meets his Turkmenistan counterpartAt the talks with his Turkmenistan counterpart Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan emphasized the unprecedented growth of the bilateral trade turnover, according to President Nazarbayev’s website.

President Nazarbayev emphasized that the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway link would give a strong impetus to the economic partnership of the two nations.

“Owing to the railway link towards the Persian Gulf, the trade turnover this year has grown by 38%. It is an unprecedented growth. There is a vast potential to be unleashed to the benefit of the people”, President Nazarbayev said.

The two presidents dwelt on the current state and prospects of the political, trade-and-economic and culture cooperation, as well as on acute issues on the international agenda. President Nazarbayev stressed that the bilateral ties had always been amicable owing to the strong culture ties.

“I believe we should do our best to boost trade, political and culture ties. Kazakhstan is a transit space for Turkmenistan both for the latter’s gas pipelines and railways”, President Nazarbayev said.

In his turn, Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov highlighted importance of Kazakhstan President’s visit to further the bilateral cooperation.


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Kazakhstan to participate in TAPI gas pipeline project

Dec. 2. Trend

By Elena Kosolapova

Kazakhstan will take part in Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline project, RIA-Novosti reported on Dec. 2.

It was announced by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev within the meeting with his Turkmen counterpart Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov in Ashgabat.

“We support Turkmenistan’s intention concerning the construction of the TAPI gas pipeline, and will participate in this project,” Nazarbayev said.

The presidents of two countries said that fuel, energy and transport sectors are the most promising areas for bilateral economic cooperation.

The basic document for the promotion of TAPI is Ashgabat interstate agreement signed between the participating states in 2010 on starting the practical implementation of this project.

The design capacity of the TAPI will be up to 33 billion cubic meters of gas per year, while the expected lifetime is 30 years.

The total length of TAPI will reach 1,735 kilometers. Some 200 kilometers of the pipeline will run through Turkmenistan, 735 kilometers – through Afghanistan, 800 kilometers – through Pakistan to the settlement of Fazilka, located on the border with India.


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Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan discuss cooperation prospects

Dec. 2. Trend

By Huseyn Hasanov

President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov and President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, who will pay an official visit to Ashgabat on December 2, will discuss the prospects for expanding cooperation between the two countries, the Turkmen government said.

During the meeting the sides will also discuss some aspects of international politics of mutual interest.

“Of course, the meeting of the presidents of Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan will serve as a powerful impetus to maximally use the potential opportunities of the neighboring countries, having a significant resource base and developed infrastructure,” the Turkmenistan state news agency said. “This opens great prospects for joint activity in various directions, especially, energy and transport sectors. Both countries give a priority to the development of these sectors.”

Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan are involved in a large project for the gas supply from Central Asia to China. The China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) has been buying gas in the region since 2009 after the first two branches of the gas pipeline (A and B) were commissioned from Turkmenistan through Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. The third branch (C), which also passes through this route, was put into operation in May 2013.

Together with the presidents of Turkmenistan and Iran, President Nazarbayev is expected to take part in the opening of the Uzen-Bereket-Gorgan railway line Dec. 3, which passes through three countries, a statement says.

“The importance of Turkmenistan’s and Kazakhstan’s understanding in the mutual adherence to more active integration into the international economic space, the two countries’ common views on the further development of the Central Asian region should be stressed,” Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper said. “The principles of respect, equality and mutually beneficial partnership, observed in the modern interstate relations, are the determinants.”


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Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan Presidents sign a number of documents


Today, after the talks of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev and President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, a number of documents have been signed.

In particular, the parties have inked an agreement between the Governments of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan on cooperation in the field of maritime transport, a memorandum on the establishment of international telecommunication transit route “Turkmenistan-Kazakhstan”, an agreement on the establishment of the Business Council between the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan Chamber of Commerce, an agreement between Balkan velayat Mayor’s office and the Akimat of Mangystau region on trade-economic, scientific-technical and cultural partnership, a Memorandum of Understanding between the Academy of Sciences of Turkmenistan and the International Turkic Academy.


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Nazarbayev: Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan should further develop trade, political and cultural ties


Today Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev has met with President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov.

The parties noted dynamic development of bilateral relations in various spheres and restated readiness to develop further all-round cooperation.

As the Kazakh Leader noted, Turkmenistan is a strategic partner of Kazakhstan. The two countries realize joint international projects called to strengthen mutual relations and benefit both nations. In particular, N. Nazarbayev highlighted importance of the Uzen-Bereket-Gorgan trunk railroad.

“Turkmenistan as a close neighbor is of great importance for Kazakhstan. The sales between the countries have increased by 38% in 2014 due to laying the new railway running through Kazakhstan andTurkmenistan. I think we should apply every effort to boost trade, political and cultural ties,” the President said.

The Head of State also highlighted the affinity of positions of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan on international policy issues.


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Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan cooperation is a strategic factor of stability in Central Asia – Berdymuhamedov


Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan cooperation is a strategic factor of stability in Central Asia, this has been stated by President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov during the negotiations in an expanded format with the head of our state Nursultan Nazarbayev.

“Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan have the same positions on key issues of the global agenda as the preservation and maintenance of global peace and stability, countering the threats of international terrorism, extremism, as well as the settlement of the situation in Afghanistan,” said Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

He also stressed that the two countries cooperate closely in authoritative international and regional organizations such as the UN, OSCE and CIS.

“Cooperation between Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan is a strategic factor of stability and development processes in Central Asia and the Caspian Basin,” said Berdymukhamedov.